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The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to subpoena Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Section 230. The Democrats on the committee voted in favor of the subpoenas after Republicans agreed to allow questions about privacy and disinformation as well as alleged anti-conservative bias on the platforms.
The White House has been pressing Senate Republicans to intensify their public scrutiny of the Big Tech platforms ahead of the November elections, according to Politico.
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.