Facebook, Twitter face congressional hearings on political bias, fake news

Facebook Twitter and Google have become political footballs for the left and right. This week Congress get its kicks

Facebook Twitter and Google have become political footballs for the left and right. This week Congress get its kicks

In August, Twitter came under fire from its users and even from some employees for not joining numerous top social media platforms in banning Alex Jones. Still, Sandberg says the company's overall understanding of the Russian activity in 2016 is limited "because we do not have access to the information or investigative tools" that the USA government has.

In prepared remarks for Wednesday's hearing, Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, details many ways the company is addressing the problem but reiterates that the company was slow to spot it. "We are learning from what happened, and we are improving".

"The actions we've taken in response. show our determination to do everything we can to stop this kind of interference from happening", Sandberg said.

The committee also took a shot at Alphabet CEO Larry Page, who declined an invitation to appear, by leaving out an empty chair. Mark Zuckerberg, the company's founder and CEO, faced tough questioning on the platform's internal practices when he testified before Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal. Senate leaders rejected Google's offer to make Kent Walker, its senior vice president and chief legal officer, available for the hearings.

"Twitter does not have the broad number of revenue drivers that Facebook has as far as messenger and Instagram, nor does it have the development infrastructure for new applications the way Facebook does, so that's why it is selling off more", Tigress Financial Partners analyst Ivan Feinseth said.

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The companies have made many policy changes, and have caught and banned malicious accounts over the past year.

"We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to enforce our rules impartially", he said.

In prepared testimony released before a House hearing Wednesday, Jack Dorsey says he wants to be clear about one thing: "Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules".

"Maybe I did a better job because I'm good with the Twitter and I'm good at social media, but the truth is they were all on Hillary Clinton's side, and if you look at what was going on with Facebook and with Google and all of it, they were very much on her side", Trump told the Caller.

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