Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi

Tech

Facebook, Google, Twitter to face US lawmakers about tech ‘censorship’-CNET

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution. Facebook, Google and Twitter officials are expected to attend a hearing next week about alleged tech censorship.
Getty Images

Facebook, Google and Twitter are headed back to Washington next week to testify at a congressional hearing about alleged tech censorship.

Tech companies have faced accusations that they’re censoring conservative speech on their platforms. The companies have denied the allegations in the past.

The hearing before the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution is scheduled for April 10 and is titled “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.”

A Facebook spokesperson said Neil Potts, its public policy director, will be testifying. Twitter and Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

A source familiar with the Senate hearing said Twitter and Google officials will also be attending.

The hearing will likely mark Potts’ second congressional appearance next week. Facebook and Google officials are expected to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on April 9 to answer questions about the spread of white nationalism on their platforms.

Facebook’s testimony before Congress comes as CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls for more government regulation, including rules around content moderation. Some advocacy groups have raised concerns, though, about the government deciding what social networks should keep up or pull down.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post published over the weekend, Zuckerberg said lawmakers often tell him the social network has too much power over speech and that he agrees.

“Regulation could set baselines for what’s prohibited and require companies to build systems for keeping harmful content to a bare minimum,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Source Link


Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.


Comments

comments

 
Click to comment

Facebook

You May Also Like

News

In the same month he was accused of assaulting a slay queen at a 5-star hotel in Mombasa, former UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has...

News

CAPTION: Local socialite Bridget Achieng’s goods in their fresher days In yet another enervating episode of “Women are their own worst enemies”, a once...

News

Impala Club is at a crossroads; bedevilled by scandals after scandals. Cnyakundi.com has learnt of allegations of land grab involving 23 acres that belong...

General

The family of a 23 years old lady from Eastleigh are worried after she was kidnapped in Eastleigh Shopping Centre on Tuesday at around...

Copyright © 2021 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.

%d bloggers like this: