Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators Over Online Speech

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The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google clashed with senators at a hearing today focused on what people cannon cannot close on their platforms. NPR's Shannon Bond reports the company's face sharply different questions from Democrats and Republicans. Republicans on the Senate Commerce Committee accused the tech companies of bias against conservatives and they grilled Twitter and Facebook over decisions to put warning labels on misleading posts by President Trump. Democrats, on the other hand, pressed the executives on what they're doing to curb hate speech, false claims about voting and other harmful content, and they accuse their Republican colleagues of politicizing an important debate over online speech. There was little discussion of the hearing stated topic whether to change a long standing law that gives thes tech companies legal immunity for what their users

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