Are you on the edge of your seat waiting for another Silicon Valley exec to testify in front of Congress? Well, today is your lucky day as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify in front of Congress and will address election meddling and content moderation in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
Dorsey will first address the Senate Intelligence Committee, alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. You can watch it live here, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET. The execs will weigh in on their efforts to stop foreign misinformation campaigns ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterms. In the afternoon, Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee at 1:30 p.m. ET, and you can watch it here.
Dorsey has received plenty of criticism from both the right and left this summer. Twitter was blasted by many right-leaning users and commentators in July, claiming the platform shadow banned prominent conservative voices, which Dorsey denied. The company then riled up many liberals last month after it declined to follow several Silicon Valley peers, including Facebook and Google-owned YouTube, in banning InfoWars boss Alex Jones from its platform.
In his opening remarks shared by the House on Tuesday, Dorsey said Twitter isn’t swayed by political biases when it comes to making critical decisions.
“Let me be clear about one important and foundational fact: Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules,” Dorsey said.