Oct 29, 2020
Facebook, Twitter and Google face questions from US senators
The chief executives of Facebook, Twitter, and Google will shortly face questioning by the US Senate over a key legal protection given to their firms. Mr Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai were summoned before the Senate after both Democrats and Republicans backed a subpoena vote. Originally seen as a way to protect internet providers, it's become the main shield for huge sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which can't possibly review every post from their users before they go up. Twitter boss Mr Dorsey has written to the committee to tell them that "Weakening Section 230 protections will remove critical speech from the internet". Mr Trump targeted Twitter with an executive order earlier this year, after it began labelling some of his tweets with warnings.
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