The CEO’s of Facebook and Twitter recently testified virtually before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tuesday’s hearing with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey focused on the tech companies’ handling of the 2020 election.
Republican lawmakers called for the hearing after both platforms decided to censor a New York Post story regarding Joe Biden and his son’s foreign business dealings.
Additionally, many conservatives, Americans and lawmakers have reported being shadow-banned and censored by the social media giants.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pressed the tech executives on their roles as editors.The sweep of the protests and their wide support by citizens of all political stripes has shocked Macron’s government. In the last few days, Paris saw the worst anti-government riot since 1968, French students set fires outside high schools to protest a new university application system, small business owners blocked roads to protest high taxes, and retirees marched to protest the president’s perceived elitism.
“What I want to try to find out is: if you’re not a newspaper at Twitter or Facebook, then why do you have editorial control over the New York Post?”-@LindseyGrahamSC pic.twitter.com/3waJP7QFkX