Senate panel votes to compel Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify

Washington (AFP) – Senate Republicans voted Thursday to subpoena Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as part of a stepped-up assault on social media’s handling of online political content.The Senate Judiciary Committee move comes a week after the internet platforms came under fire for limiting the reach of a New York Post article critical of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.The 12 Republican senators voted for the subpoena, with Democrats boycotting over the accelerated hearings on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. No date was immediately given …

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