Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November seventeenth. “The hearing will focus on the platforms’ censorship and suppression of New York Post articles and provide a valuable opportunity to review the companies’ handling of the 2020 election,” in accordance to a press launch.
Last week, the New York Post revealed a narrative claiming that Hunter Biden launched his father, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to an govt at the Ukrainian power firm Burisma. Reporters at different publications disputed the allegations in the story, and Facebook and Twitter each took motion to limit the story from spreading.
Facebook diminished the story’s attain and stated it was eligible for third-party fact-checking. Twitter banned linking to the story completely, however finally reversed that call. Dorsey has already stated that Twitter’s communication about why it determined to block the story’s URL initially was “not great.”
The CEOs are showing voluntarily, although the committee accepted subpoenas yesterday that might have compelled the two males to testify. Zuckerberg and Dorsey may also be showing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October twenty eighth, the place they’ll be joined by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. That listening to is targeted on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.