Will Congress’ Latest Grilling of Big Tech Execs Finally Lead to Change?

Lawmakers grilled Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg on their platforms’ moderation policies

Three of the biggest names in tech — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai — virtually testified before the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee on Wednesday. Predictably, the hearing went the way the other hearings featuring Silicon Valley executives have gone in recent years: Conservative politicians ripped the executives for censoring content, left-leaning politicians skewered them for not censoring enough and a few threats and potential legal updates were floated.

But by the end, it felt like nothing had really changed or would change –similar to past Big Tech hearings.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44