Twitter CEO to defend company before Congress against bias claims

Twitter CEO to defend company before Congress against bias claims

Twitter CEO to defend company before Congress against bias claims

Dorsey, in prepared testimony for the House hearing, said "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules".

"We've removed hundreds of pages and accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior - meaning they misled others about who they were and what they were doing", Sandberg told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and Mark Meadows - were "shadow banned" this summer from Twitter when their names didn't automatically pop up when typing in the search box, they complained. The company's Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker sent a written statement, promising to maintain efforts to thwart foreign interference in U.S. elections.

The three internet-based companies have in their interactions with the EC over the past months also agreed to observe a 48-hour "silence period" prior to polling and ensure no political advertisements are put up online during this time.

"I'm deeply disappointed that Google ― one of the most influential digital platforms in the world ― chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee", he said. "That means it's going to take everyone including industry, governments, and experts from civil society working together to stay ahead", Sandberg will say, in part.

In prepared remarks for Wednesday's hearing, Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, details many ways the company is addressing the problem but reiterates that the company was slow to spot it.

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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is getting better at finding and combating adversaries who try to use the platform.

Dorsey was responding to a question from California Representative Doris Matsui during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that focused on user privacy protections, misinformation, content moderation and alleged bias against political conservatives on Twitter. "And that's not possible right now", she said.

Trump told the conservative news outlet in an interview conducted on Tuesday that "I think they already have" interfered in the November 6 election. US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 campaign with the aim of tilting the election in Trump's favor, a finding that Moscow has denied.

Sandberg's appearance came several months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in highly publicized Capitol Hill hearings.

Republicans control majorities in both the Senate and House, but the House's approach to the election issue has been far more partisan than the Senate's. Google offered another executive instead, and the committee said no.

Though no Google representative is expected to testify as of this report, in a blog post Tuesday Google Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker said he would still be in Washington to separately brief lawmakers on Google's efforts and will be submitting written testimony to the Senate committee.

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