Agreed The chief executives of Twitter, Facebook and Google are to voluntarily testify at a hearing before the Senate Trade Committee on October 28 on a major law protecting internet companies.
And two companies confirmed Facebook And theTwitter On Friday their executives (Mark Zuckerberg) and (Jack Dorsey), respectively, will attend, while a source said: (Sundar Pichai) is from The Google Will attend. This came a day after the committee voted unanimously to approve a plan to summon the three executive heads to appear before the committee.
Dorsey tweeted on Friday that the hearing “should be constructive and focus on what matters most to the American people, such as: How we work together to protect the elections.” With the indication that CEOs will attend by default.
In addition to discussions on reforming the law called Section 230 of the Communications Ethics Act, which protects Internet companies from liability for user-posted content, the hearing will raise issues related to consumer privacy and media standardization.
US President Donald Trump has made the Republican Party hold tech companies accountable for allegations of stifling conservative votes a subject of his administration. As a result, calls have intensified to reform Section 230 ahead of the November 3 elections, but there is little chance for congressional approval this year.
Trump last week met nine Republican prosecutors to discuss the fate of Article 230 after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the law.
The chief executives of Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon recently testified before the Antitrust Committee of the House Judiciary Committee. The commission, which is investigating how corporate practices harm competitors, is expected to release its report next Monday.
Separately, Facebook on Friday filed a rebuttal of the documentary drama (The Social Dilemma) that was widely successful on Netflix.
Facebook’s refutation is believed to indicate that it is concerned about the documentary’s impact on usage. “Social Dilemma” appeared on Netflix’s Top Ten Popular Movies and TV Shows in September, and is still listed in the “Trending Contents” section.