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Tech CEOs Face Lawmakers’ Queries on Dangers of Disinformation

March 25, 2021, 4:36 PM

The chief executive officers of Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. faced a fresh round of questioning in the U.S. House over how they police falsehoods on their internet services, with lawmakers focusing on misleading information on Covid-19, vaccines and the election.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s Sundar Pichai appeared on Thursday to answer renewed inquiries about content-moderation policies from members of two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees during a virtual hearing examining social media’s role in promoting extremism and disinformation. Some lawmakers also focused on the impact of the companies’ products ...