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US election 2020: Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

24th Oct, 2020. 12:46 pm
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The Senate Judiciary Committee has agreed to see the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter testify voluntarily in November.

 The agreement comes shortly after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about their handling of November’s Presidential election.

 According to the international news source, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after Election Day. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will chair the Republican-led committee.

Graham has set an agenda to include the “platforms’ censorship and suppression of New York Post articles.”

 A news Press release from the committee mentions that lawmakers also aim to use the proceedings as the high-profile port-mortem on how Twitter and Facebook charged on and after Election Day.

 Republicans are willing to force the CEOs on how their platforms on how they tackled New York Post’s story purporting to report on hacked materials from Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden.

 On the other hand, the committee’s Democrats, are also likely to present their own questions about content moderation too.

Twitter suspends accounts claiming to be owned by black Trump supporters

Twitter has suspended numerous fake accounts reportedly owned by black supporters of US President Donald Trump.

The tech giant has not revealed the exact number of accounts suspended so far or the source of them. However, it said that the accounts have broken its spam and platform manipulation.

Many of the accounts used similar language, including the phrase: “YES IM BLACK AND IM VOTING FOR TRUMP!!!”

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