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Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

19 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel has moved to compel testimony from the CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter, as lawmakers opened a new front in rhetorical battles over hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on internet platforms a month before the presidential election.
The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai of Google and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, to force them to appear at a planned hearing if they don't agree to do so voluntarily.
The committee's unanimous vote marked the start of...
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US Senate committee approves subpoenaing heads of Twitter, FB & Google for hearing on tech firms' legal immunity

US Senate committee approves subpoenaing heads of Twitter, FB & Google for hearing on tech firms' legal immunity

19 days ago   |   By RT

The US Senate Commerce Committee has unanimously agreed to subpoena the CEOs of Twitter, Google and Facebook to attend a hearing on the legal immunity enjoyed by internet companies over user content.
The committee's decision on Thursday comes after it failed to reach agreement with the companies to send their respective chief execs Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg voluntarily.
The hearing centers around potential reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which offers tech companies protection from liability over content posted online by their users.
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A Senate committee voted to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Twitter, and Facebook to testify before Congress

A Senate committee voted to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Twitter, and Facebook to testify before Congress

19 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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A Senate committee voted Thursday to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to make them testify before congress after the executives didn't agree to appear voluntarily.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will be compelled to answer questions from the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about concerns over Section 230, a law that shields social media companies from being held liable for the content of users' posts.
Representatives for Facebook, Google, and Twitter did not immediately respond to...
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Senate Panel Votes to Subpoena Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs

19 days ago   |   By Bloomberg

A Senate panel voted Thursday to subpoena the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google, and Twitter Inc. to testify on a legal shield that is key to their online platforms' business models.The Senate Commerce Committee moved to compel appearances by Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey after failing to reach agreements with the companies to send the CEOs voluntarily.
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U.S. Senate panel approves sending subpoenas to CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Google

19 days ago   |   By National Post

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday unanimously voted to approve a plan to subpoena chief executives of Twitter, Alphabet's Google and Facebook for a hearing on a prized legal immunity enjoyed by internet companies.
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