By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-28-20
Verify and trust appears to be Big Tech’s answer to threats of regulation over their moderation of content.
Social media CEOs faced a gauntlet Wednesday (Oct. 28) at a highly anticipated and hotly charged hearing whose title signaled the tenor of the exchanges with the Republican majority: “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?”
Facing that hearing gauntlet, if remotely, were Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. While all three defended Section 230, all also agreed that it was “reasonable” to hold their platforms liable for content they had created.
The CEOs focused on advocating for greater transparency and oversight, either on their own dime or with the help of government, that would show they were exercising the “good faith” content moderation that the section protects, rather than the political bias or censorship they have been accused of by Republicans. » Read More