Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai will testify before Congress this month

Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai will testify before Congress this month

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified via video before members of the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee in July.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have agreed to testify before Congress on October 28. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also admitted, according to a report late Friday. The news comes one day later The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unanimously voted to introduce Zuckerberg, Pichai and Dorsey.. The Washington Washington Post reported Friday that the CEO had agreed to attend without making a presentation.

The hearing is related Amendments under consideration under Section 230 of the Communications Dissentation Act, 1996. Section 230 is considered to be the most important law for protecting speech. It prevents social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and Internet providers, such as Verizon and Comcast, from suing users for posts made on their services.

Twitter began labeling President Donald Trump’s tweets in May, calling them “potentially misleading.” The situation culminated Trump has signed an executive order targeting social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. As a result of this order, his proposal was unveiled by the Justice Department last week Article 230 Amendment to remove defenses for platline platforms.

Jack has voluntarily agreed to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee. On October 28 – U.S. Less than a week after the presidential election, “Twitter confirmed in a tweet.” We have clarified our views on reactionary and politicization efforts to undermine # Section 230. They threaten the future of free speech and internet freedom. Rational and productive discussion is required. “

Facebook confirmed Zuckerberg’s appearance, but declined to comment. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Both Zuckerberg and Pichai performed virtually With Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple Pal CEO Tim Cook before the House Anti-Trust subcommittee in July.

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