Fb, Google and Twitter CEOs are attributable to testify earlier than the March congress

Combination of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.

Reuters

The CEOs of several major tech companies will testify again next month before Congress, this time to discuss misinformation on their platforms.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, will appear before members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 25th.

In a statement accompanying the announcement of the new hearing, the Chairs of the House E&C Committee pointed to false claims regarding the Covid-19 vaccine and alleged election fraud that has spread on social media platforms.

“For far too long, Big Tech has not recognized the role they played in promoting and disseminating blatantly false information to the online audience. The industry’s self-regulation has failed,” said committee chairman Frank Pallone, DN. J., Communications and The Chair of the Subcommittee on Technology, Mike Doyle, D-Pa., And the Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Said in a statement. “We need to start changing the incentives that drive social media companies to allow and even encourage misinformation and disinformation.”

Of the three, Zuckerberg made the most appearances before the congress last year. At the March hearing, he will testify before Congress for the fourth time since July. For Pichai and Dorsey it will be the third one at this time.

Last year, Zuckerberg and Pichai appeared before lawmakers to review their competitive behavior and question the liability protections that protect their industry. Dorsey also appeared at that final hearing as well as alongside Zuckerberg before another committee over allegations of censorship on their platforms, which they have denied.

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