By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-2-21
House Energy & Commerce Committee Democratic leaders have fired off new letters to the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google as part of an investigation into Big Tech’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The letters are in response to news reports of COVID-19 misinformation/disinformation on their platforms and are follow-up letters to ones they sent to the same CEOs back in July – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Google’s Sundar Pichai – expressing “deep concern” about COVID–19 disinformation generally. The legislators pointed to the American Medical Association’s warning last month to the companies to be on their guard against disinformation. » Read More