Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Tuesday

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The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are appearing before a Senate committee at this hour. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports, testimony from Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey comes amid growing bipartisan pressure on big tech companies. Sucker, Bergen Dorsey are expected to use today's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to once again defend their platforms practices. Congressional Republicans have long accused Facebook and Twitter of anti conservative bias, while Democrats have criticized their handling of hate speech and misinformation. The executives who last testified before the Senate last month, are likely to face questions this time around about how their platforms handled the election. Today's hearing comes as President Trump continues to use social media to make unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud and to falsely state that the election was stolen from him. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS

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