Facebook, Twitter CEOs in Talks to Testify at US Hearing in March: Report

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The chief executives of Facebook and Twitter are in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a listening to as early as subsequent month, Politico reported on Friday, citing people accustomed to the plans.

The precise focus of the listening to isn’t but clear, the report stated.

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Facebook has mentioned making its chief government, Mark Zuckerberg, accessible to look before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and its chief, Jack Dorsey, have mentioned the identical, Politico stated, citing one individual.

According to the report, the looks of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs may very well be contingent on them testifying collectively alongside Sundar Pichai, chief government of Google and its father or mother firm, Alphabet.

A agency date has not but been set for listening to, however it may come as early as March, the report stated, citing sources.

Facebook, Google and Twitter didn’t instantly reply to Reuters requests for a remark. The House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to remark.

All three chiefs appeared at a listening to of the Senate Commerce Committee in October. Republican lawmakers questioned them about their content moderation choices whereas Democrats primarily centered on inadequate actions towards misinformation that interfered with the election.

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