Nov 17, 2020

Facebook and Twitter's chiefs get grilled again

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey both addressed the issue in their opening remarks. Mr Dorsey acknowledged that Twitter's decision to block links to the New York Post article about Hunter Biden had been "Wrong", and that its failure to subsequently restore the newspaper's own tweets about the story had required a further policy change. Ahead of the event, several Democratic senators sent a letter to Facebook demanding it take a tougher stand against anti-Muslim abuse on its apps. On Monday, the BBC revealed that Facebook had removed racist posts on its main platform about her after they were flagged to it, but had decided not to take further action against the groups they had appeared in. The senators may also question Twitter about Fleets - a new feature it launched in the hours ahead of the hearing,.

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