Congress to grill US internet giants over disinformation

San Francisco (AFP) – The heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter will be grilled by members of Congress Thursday on disinformation, following a tense US election, Capitol attack and rise of a new administration seemingly intent on doing battle with Big Tech. The remote video hearing is the fourth for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey since last July and the third for Google’s Sundar Pichai: evidence of how the companies’ vast economic and political power has landed them squarely in the crosshairs of Democrats and Republicans alike. “Whether it be falsehoods about the Covid-19…

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