CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before US presidential elections take place
CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify before US presidential elections take place

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google namely Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and Sundar Pichai will testify before the US Congress on October 28. The hearing is said to be related to the proposed amendments to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of the United States, 1996. The announcement was made a day after the Senate committee unanimously voted to approve the plan to subpoena the three CEOs before the panel. The CEOs will appear virtually.

Section 230 protects the social media platforms from the lawsuits over the user post made in their platforms. In addition to the discussion about the amendment, the hearing is to discuss consumer privacy and media consolidation. The US Justice Department revealed its proposal to remove protections for online platforms last week. It was alleged that Twitter starts to fact-check the US president Trump tweets in may and is the root cause of this amendment. Twitter responded, “Jack has voluntarily agreed to testify virtually before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28 – less than a week before the US Presidential Elections”. They added twitter has “made its views clear on reactionary and politicized attempts to erode Section 230. The Amendments threaten the future of online speech and Internet freedoms”.

In July, both Facebook CEO and GOOGLE CEO had testified earlier before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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