“Big Tech” CEOs to be subpoenaed by Congress

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has announced it has approved authorization to subpoena testimony from top big tech executives.

That after the CEOs denied repeated invitations to testify without a subpoena about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which governs how online platforms moderate and display user generated content.  

Those who stand to receive subpoenas include:

  • Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter
  • Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Alphabet Inc., Google
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook

Technology companies argue that their broad liability shield should remain in place. However, they disproportionately suppress and censor conservative views online. Public testimony from these CEOs is critical as the Committee considers several proposals to reform the Communications Decency Act.

 U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

According to the committee: “Per Committee rules, an executive session was held today in order to authorize the issuance of subpoenas after the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee objected last week.”

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