Google A No-Show As Facebook, Twitter Executives Testify To Senate Panel

Google A No-Show As Facebook, Twitter Executives Testify To Senate Panel

Google A No-Show As Facebook, Twitter Executives Testify To Senate Panel

Referring to such companies, which include Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc, Trump told the conservative news outlet in an interview conducted on Tuesday that "I think they already have" interfered in the November 6 election.

The Twitter CEO will be facing the US Congress in another session separate from the hearing with Google and Facebook executives.

The committee invited Larry Page, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet. Follow the live blog below.

Executives from Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc defended their companies to skeptical USA lawmakers on Wednesday over what many members of Congress see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to influence US politics.

Walker's written testimony says the company found "limited activity" around government-backed election interference following the 2016 vote and took "swift action" once it did.

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"We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is more left-leaning", Dorsey told CNN.

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The company is getting better at finding and removing "inauthentic" content and now has more than 20,000 people working on safety and security, she said.

Senator Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman, said he expected the hearing would focus on solutions to the problem of foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections and sow political discord, with a jab at Google. "However, we've also seen what can happen when our service is abused". Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress about Facebook's role in the 2016 election in April.

Earlier this year the company said it was taking aggressive measures to combat inauthentic accounts.

Dorsey will then participate in a second hearing Wednesday afternoon before the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where he is set to discuss the algorithms Twitter uses to serve content on users' Twitter feeds and "content monitoring". "We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to enforce our rules impartially".

Dorsey's comments come days after President Donald Trump accused technology firms of "censorship" and suppressing conservative voices.

The Intelligence Committee's hearing Wednesday is part of the panel's broader inquiry into Russian interference in the election. Now, executives from some of those giants will tell lawmakers the steps they have taken since to prevent similar attacks.

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