Tech CEOs grilled over role in Capitol attack as protesters mock them with giant cutouts | US Congress

The CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, as protesters outside the hearing denounced the platforms for playing a role in fueling the violence. The marathon, six-hour hearing saw the three most powerful men in tech Continue Reading

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs face disinformation grilling in Congress – live | Technology- Tempemail

The testimony will come after signs that the new administration of Joe Biden is preparing to take a tougher line on the tech industry’s power, especially when it comes to the social media platforms and their role in spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories. The question every politician should be asking Continue Reading

Selena Gomez calls out social media CEOs for ‘failing the American people’ after Capitol riots- Tempemail

Selena Gomez has condemned major social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, accusing them of “failing the American people” in the wake of the storming of the Capitol Building. On Wednesday (6 January), pro-Trump rioters attacked the Capitol Building in Washington DC in a bid to interrupt the Electoral Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter CEOs face Senate hearing over handling of 2020 US election – video | US news- Tempemail

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook appear before a US Senate hearing to testify about allegations of anti-conservative bias and their handling of the 2020 election. Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg  face questioning for the second time in as many months, with Republican lawmakers alleging – without evidence Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs testify before lawmakers in wake of election – live | Technology

3.30pm GMT 15:30 Senator Richard Blumenthal now speaks. He says these companies have too much power and need to be broken up. Then he touts the EARN IT Act, introduced in 2020, which would roll back Section 230 protections and allow websites to be sued for content hosted on their Continue Reading

Twitter and Facebook CEOs to testify on alleged anti-conservative bias | US news

The chief executive officers of Twitter and Facebook are taking the stand Tuesday to testify, again, about allegations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey were subpoenaed in October to appear at Tuesday’s hearing with the Senate judiciary committee in order to “review the companies’ handling Continue Reading

‘Who the hell elected you?’ Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing – video | Technology- Tempemail

Republican and Democrat lawmakers grill the CEOs of tech giants Twitter, Facebook and Google in a hearing about a federal law protecting internet companies from legal liability for content generated by its users. While Republicans focused on disinformation and the ‘censoring’ of Donald Trump, Democrats accused their rivals of politicising Continue Reading

Section 230 hearings live: Twitter, Facebook and Google CEOs testify before Congress | Technology- Tempemail

1.45pm GMT 13:45 Hello and welcome to today’s Senate hearings, which will interrogate how the internet in the US is fundamentally regulated – fun! I am one of the Guardian’s West Coast technology reporters and I will be providing you with live updates throughout the day. You can catch up Continue Reading

Section 230: tech CEOs to defend key internet law before Congress | US Senate

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google are expected to tell lawmakers in a rare appearance before Congress that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression online. Wednesday’s hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai will take place less than a week before election Continue Reading

Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators Twitter CEOs Donald Trump Facebook Social Media- Tempemail

Less than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter Facebook and Google are set to face a grilling by Republican senators who accuse the tech giants of anti-conservative bias. Democrats are trying to expand the discussion to include other issues such as the companies’ heavy impact on local Continue Reading