By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-25-21
CEOs from Facebook, Google, and Twitter took their licks Thursday (March 25) from both sides of the aisle in a Hill hearing entitled “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation.”
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), chair of the Consumer Protection Subcommittee, said that the one thing that the CEOs needed to take away from the hearing was that the era of self-regulation was over and that regulations and legislation would be coming….
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, accompanied by counsel, took withering fire. They were accused of not being good stewards of their platforms and of hosting dangerous content despite avowed efforts to weed it out. » Read More