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NewsNet 28 Oct 2020

CEOs of Twitter, FB, and Google Address Platform Bias and Free Speech

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In a nearly four hour long hearing Senators addressed top tech CEOs regarding one complex question… does Section 230 of the communications decency act offer too much protection to companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter? Here's some of what was discussed.


In their final presidential debate before Election Day, President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden address top national security officials' announcement that both Russia and Iran are meddling in this year's election. Biden said any country caught interfering "will pay a price" if he's elected, while Mr. Trump touted his sanctions on Russia. Watch their exchange here.
Members of the Senate Commerce Committee grilled the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google over how they moderate content on their platforms. Wednesday's hearing focused on the law known as Section 230, which protects social media companies from liability for content published by users. Politico technology reporter Steven Overly joined CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.
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Roots to Routes: Immigration and Race in L.A. - This first half of a two-part panel on Los Angeles will explore issues of race and immigration in Southern California, both historically and today. Topics include how shifting racial demographics have changed the economy, and California's impact on politics and immigration nationally. Featuring USC Professors Juan De Lara, Manuel Pastor, and Associate Professor Sarah Gualtieri moderated by Professor William Deverell.

Civic Memory and the Future of L.A. - What and who should be remembered and memorialized across public spaces, and what should such commemorations look like? Members of the Civic Memory Working Group of Los Angeles, a diverse gathering of artists, architects, historians, and others, will explore the ideas and obligations around civic memory (and civic amnesia). Featuring USC Professor Christopher Hawthorne, architects Frederick Fisher and Gail Kennard, and Associate Professor Taj Frazier, moderated by Professor William Deverell.

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