Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg says earlier than the Home’s Antitrust, Business and Administrative Legislation Subcommittee throughout a listening to on “On-line Platforms and Market Energy” within the Rayburn Home workplace constructing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 29th 2020 off.
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Fb, Google, and Twitter CEOs have agreed to testify earlier than the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Fb, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, will testify in Part 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This rule protects expertise corporations from legal responsibility for the content material that customers submit on their on-line companies, whereas permitting them to average it. The listening to can even cowl knowledge safety and “media management”.
The settlement comes after the committee unanimously selected Thursday to summon the CEOs if essential.
Republicans have repeatedly referred to as for Part 230 reforms to reply to issues that on-line platforms like Fb, Google’s YouTube, and Twitter are censoring conservative voices. The platforms have repeatedly denied suppressing conservative viewpoints or information, however the platforms have sometimes made errors or reversed course in acceptance choices, which has led to additional criticism.
In Might, President Donald Trump challenged Part 230 by signing an order to fight “censorship” by social media corporations.
Twitter confirmed that Dorsey can be attending the listening to via a tweet Friday night. A Fb spokesman confirmed Zuckerberg’s participation. A spokeswoman for the committee confirmed that each one three would attend on the date.
The listening to can be Zuckerberg and Pichai’s first look earlier than Congress because the two testified with Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in July earlier than the Home’s Antitrust Subcommittee.
– –CNBCs Lauren Feiner contributed to this report.