Zuckerberg and tech CEOs challenged over misinformation: ‘You do it because you make money’ – as it happened

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Jack Dorsey (Twitter)  and Sundar Pichai (Google) called to answer for the role of tech and social media in fueling Capitol violence and extremism

An art installation protest by the group SumOfUs portrays Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as rioters from the 6 January attacks on the Capitol.

 An art installation protest by the group SumOfUs portraying the Big Tech CEOs as key insurrectionists after they allowed their platforms to be flooded with election disinformation and conspiracy theories. It’s time for Congress to hold these companies to account. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters  

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One comment

  1. Mike Maddden · · Reply

    Before the days of the internet, can you imagine Ma Bell monitoring and censoring what was said over telephone lines?

    Can you imagine the USPS monitoring and censoring what is sent through the mail?

    Treat the internet as a public utility.

    There are already sufficient laws on the books against libel and incitement to violence. Prosecute offenders, do not censor the internet.

    When the government demands that tech giants engage in censorship, it is no different than the government itself censoring speech. It’s a violation of the First Amendment.

    One last rhetorical question and try not to laugh: Would the current attempts at censoring ‘disinformation’ have stopped the WMD lies of the Bush administration?

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