By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-1-20

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted on a bipartisan basis to subpoena the biggest of Big Tech CEOs for a hearing on how they moderate online content.

That came at an executive meeting Thursday (Oct. 1).

The subpoenas will go out to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Alphabet (Google) CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Committee chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said they had been invited to appear, but declined, so now they would be compelled to do so.

Republicans and Democrats both have issues with social media platforms. Democrats are more focused on their role in facilitating election meddling and hate speech, Republicans on allegations of anti-conservative bias, and both are concerned about privacy and data protection. » Read More