House to hear Big Tech on virus info on March 25

Thursday, 18. February 2021 22:50

The United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce stated on Thursday it would hear Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey, chief executive officers of Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google, and Twitter Inc., respectively, on March 25 on "misinformation and disinformation [about COVID-19] plaguing online platforms."

"Whether it be falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine or debunked claims of election fraud, these online platforms have allowed misinformation to spread, intensifying national crises with real-life, grim consequences for public health and safety," the committee's chair Frank Pallone said.

Facebook, Google, and Twitter all previously launched services to fight the spread of misinformation, particularly about coronavirus, on their platforms.

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