House Hearing Targets Social Media’s Role in Online Extremism
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-18-20
Big Tech has come under fire in Washington for not sufficiently policing its content.
The hearing, “Mainstreaming Extremism: Social Media’s Role in Radicalizing America,” will be held Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. via Cisco Webex video conference.
No witnesses have been announced, but if they are from social media companies they should expect to get a grilling if the joint statement on the meeting by Subcommittee Chairman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and parent Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) is any indication.
“Extremist online content is rapidly rising, and this extremism doesn’t just stay in the shadowy corners of the Internet – it often spreads hate and violence within our own communities,” they said in announcing the hearing. » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2020-11-05T20:04:32-04:00September 18th, 2020|Issue Watch|Comments Off on House Hearing Targets Social Media’s Role in Online Extremism