US senators spar with Big Tech over legal immunity, politics

Washington (AFP) – Capitol Hill clashed with Silicon Valley Wednesday over legal protections and censorship on social media during a fiery hearing a week before Election Day in which Twitter’s Jack Dorsey acknowledged that platforms need to do more to “earn trust.”Dorsey — along with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google chief Sundar Pichai — had been summoned to the Senate to testify via video link to debate a law known as Section 230 that shields their platforms from liability over what their users post.With the election looming, tech executives have been facing increased pressure to shi…

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