CNET 27 Oct 2020

Watch Twitter, Facebook Google CEOs testify before Congress LIVE


Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to testify before a US Senate panel to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The hearings start at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Watch the whole event right here.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where they will face questions as divided as the nation, with Republican senators pelting the tech CEOs for alleged anti-conservative bias and Democrats for their platforms' handling of hate speech and misinformation.

Tuesday's congressional hearing - the second virtual appearance for the CEOs in less than three weeks - reflects growing bipartisan pressure on "Big Tech."

It also comes at a particularly fraught moment as President Donald Trump continues to use social media to make unsubstantiated claims of voting fraud and to contest Joe Biden's victory.

Dorsey and Zuckerberg appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee alongside Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, on Oct. 28, to defend their companies against blistering attacks over the moderation of conservatives' posts.

Researchers have found no evidence that Facebook and Twitter are biased against conservative voices or viewpoints. But during that hearing, Republican lawmakers alleged the tech companies engaged in politically motivated suppression of New York Post articles on the business dealings of Biden's son Hunter in the lead-up to the election and warned they may strip away decades-old legal protections that shield tech companies from liability for what users post on their platforms.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a Senate committee about their platforms' handling of the 2020 election and their content moderation systems. CBS News tech reporter Dan Patterson joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero with his takeaways from the hearing.
The heads of Facebook, Twitter, and Google's parent company are testifying before the Senate on Wednesday. NBC's Jo Ling Kent and Ben Collins join Craig Melvin to discuss the Senate hearing and what the top social media heads are saying about their efforts to stop misinformation and hate speech. Aired on 10/28/2020.
Twitter, Facebook and others try to balance letting people express themselves while stopping misinformation about election

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