U.S. Congressional Senate Committee approves subpoenas against Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a subpoena on Thursday to force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack · Dorsey testified at the agency about complaints of anti-conservative bias on its platform. Last week, the New York Post published a report accusing Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden of his My father introduced him to an executive of Ukrainian energy company Bristol.
For months, President Trump’s re-election campaign has used Biden’s alleged relationship with Ukraine as the basis for political attacks. Some reporters have questioned the allegations of The Post, Facebook and Twitter also took action to reduce the impact of articles.
Facebook stated that this article is subject to a third-party fact-checking, while Twitter completely prohibits linking to the report. This ignited the anger of Republicans, who accused the social platforms of these big technology companies of censoring conservatives in the weeks leading up to the US presidential election .”This is an election intervention. We are still 19 days away from the election,” said Senator Ted Cruz (Ted Cruz), a member of the Judiciary Committee. The platform told reporters shortly after taking action on the report.”We have never seen an active review of major news publications that have filed serious allegations of corruption by one of the two presidential candidates before.”
Facebook did not immediately respond to media requests for comment. Twitter spoke People declined to comment. Republicans unanimously passed the subpoena authorization with a 12-0 vote on Thursday. The subpoena vote was conducted after the committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, and the Democrats boycotted the hearing committee.
Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are scheduled to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28. These executives will accept questions from legislators and ask whether Article 230 of the Communications Norms Act should be amended on the grounds of accusations of conservative biases considered on the platform.