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Social Media CEOs to Come Under Senate Scrutiny

Posted on AllSides October 28th, 2020
From The Center
technology, online censorship, Twitter, Facebook, Google, political discourse, US Senate, Senate Commerce Committee

Chief executives of the largest social media companies will testify Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing examining their platforms’ role in shaping political discourse.

Less than a week before Election Day, members of the Republican-led panel are expected to question Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and YouTube owner Alphabet Inc., about their treatment of politically charged content, from advertising to news to candidates’ posts.

The high-profile stage reflects bipartisan concern about the companies’ increasingly central role...

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