The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter will answer for the spread of misinformation and disinformation on their platforms during a virtual hearing on March 25, held by the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee.
"Whether it be falsehoods about the COVID-19 vaccine or debunked claims of election fraud, these online platforms have allowed misinformation to spread, intensifying national crises with real-life, grim consequences for public health and safety," the chairs of the committees said in a statement Thursday. "This hearing will continue the Committee's work of holding online platforms accountable for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation."
Shortly after the U.S. election, Zuckerberg and Dorsey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. But this is the first hearing featuring the tech CEOs since the riot on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.