Today is Friday, October 30, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:
The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before the senate on Wednesday. They were the main targets for the argument that social media platforms don’t do enough to moderate their sites, especially when it relates to political speech.
A law known as Section 230 was created in 1996 to protect internet companies from liability on their respective platforms. However, as times have changed and social media has since been introduced, lawmakers are facing major issues with Section 230.
Republicans at the hearing argued that social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook were overtly biased in favor of Democrats, as they stated that posts and information posted by Republicans have been deleted or flagged much more than their Democratic peers.
Democrats focused mainly on the topic of the spreading of misinformation across the sites. Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google, respectively, stated that they are going to be creating plans to help stop the spread of misinformation across their sites.
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