Twitter Shares Fall While Dorsey Addresses Bots, Regulation

WSJ: Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions

WSJ: Twitter CEO Involved in Alex Jones, Richard Spencer Decisions

While there will likely be some technical discussions during the testimony, Dorsey may face some tough questions from the House.

This will be the first time Sandberg has publicly faced significant questioning about Facebook's role in the 2016 election.

Dorsey will follow the Senate hearing with another hearing that could be politically more contentious - an appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee that will specifically address Twitter's "algorithms and content moderation". Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have pushed the idea that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared. Twitter denies that is happening.

Google, meanwhile, will sidestep the Senate's skewering. The committee wanted Larry Page, the Chief Executive Officer of Google's parent company Alphabet, to testify as well, but the company insisted on sending a lower-level official, drawing the lawmakers' ire.

"Unfortunately, what I described as a 'national security vulnerability, ' and 'unacceptable risk, ' back in November remains unaddressed", Senator Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, said.

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The Menlo Park, California-based company revealed a year ago that a Russian internet agency had used the platform to try to influence the 2016 USA presidential election.

Both executives said they were taking specific steps to address the spread of misinformation.

"We don't have all the investigative tools that the government has, and we can't always attribute attacks or identify motives", Sandberg said in prepared remarks. Earlier this year, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians behind the social media effort.

According to the newspaper, there were at least two separate occasions where Dorsey favored keeping the far-right activists on the social media platform.

On bias, the Twitter CEO is aggressive in defending his company, saying in the prepared House testimony that he wants to be clear about one thing: "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules". Mediaite will have more video, reactions, and analysis of the tech company executives' testimony as it becomes available.

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