Released: August 30, 2018
Facebook and Twitter to testify to Congress next week
Source: Tony Romm, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey are set to face a fresh grilling on Capitol Hill next week as lawmakers probe Silicon Valley’s efforts to police content online, from political speech to suspected Russian propaganda.
Since last year, Facebook, Google and Twitter each has announced new rules designed to combat Russia’s online efforts — including requirements for those who purchase political ads. Those companies also have adopted a more aggressive approach to reviewing other photos, videos, posts, tweets and ads for hate speech, discrimination, harassment and threats of violence.
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