By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-24-20

The chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee wants to force Big Tech CEOs to testify for an upcoming hearing.

That is according to an announcement of an executive session markup Oct. 1 dealing with that issue.

While the agenda for the meeting is subject to change, according to the committee, currently it contains a single item: “Authorization to subpoena the attendance of witnesses for the purpose of a hearing.”

The witnesses Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) wants to subpoena are Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

It is the latest in a flood of social media-related moves in Washington as the Congress considers Big Tech’s role in online extremism, political censorship, data handling, and much more. » Read More