By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-17-20
The Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee took its turn taking Big Tech to the woodshed in a hearing Tuesday (Nov. 17) entitled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election” that included threats of breaking up companies and/or heavily regulating them.
Republicans have been focused on what they see as Silicon Valley’s censorship of conservative speech, including the president’s. Democrats are also concerned about Big Tech, but see edge providers as too lenient on what they consider hate speech and disinformation, some arguing the companies have been cowed by Republican attacks to back off flagging content.
On hand, virtually, were Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said they were doing their best to moderate content while balancing free speech and privacy. » Read More