Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs to Testify about Misinformation – The chief executive officers of Twitter, Facebook and Google, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai will soon make another appearance in front of congress. The social media company CEOs and the multinational technology company CEO have agreed to testify at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the 25th of next month. The hearing will cover disinformation plaguing online platforms, including the companies handling of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and the 2020 election.
“Whether it be falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine or debunked claims of election fraud, these online platforms have allowed misinformation to spread, intensifying national crises with real-life, grim consequences for public health and safety,” the committee chairs wrote in a statement.”
This hearing will continue the committee’s work of demanding accountability for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation. Big tech has refused to acknowledge the role it has played in regulating blatantly false information to its online audiences. The company’s self-regulation has failed. we must begin the work of changing incentives driving social media companies to allow and even promote misinformation and disinformation.” The CEOs have previously testified before lawmakers in an October hearing, before the senate commerce committee on section 230.