The Home Vitality and Commerce Committee has referred to as a brand new listening to on platform misinformation to incorporate testimony from Fb, Google, and Twitter. Scheduled for March 25th, the listening to will probably be a joint effort from the Communications and Expertise subcommittee and the Shopper Safety and Commerce subcommittee.
Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are all scheduled to testify.
“This hearing will continue the Committee’s work of holding online platforms accountable for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation,” the chairs of the committees stated in a joint assertion. “For far too long, big tech has failed to acknowledge the role they’ve played in fomenting and elevating blatantly false information to its online audiences. Industry self-regulation has failed. We must begin the work of changing incentives driving social media companies to allow and even promote misinformation and disinformation.”
Dorsey and Zuckerberg had been beforehand referred to as earlier than Congress in November, for the Senate Judiciary’s impromptu hearing on moderation and misinformation labeling. Nevertheless, this would be the first listening to they’ve attended for the reason that January sixth assault on the US Capitol and the varied deplatforming efforts that adopted. All three corporations have since eliminated former President Donald Trump from their platforms (in Google’s case, by YouTube), actions that stay deeply controversial amongst Republicans.