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US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

HIGHLIGHTS Republicans suggested that content from conservatives are being censored Lawmakers agreed tech companies must remove illegal content Members differed on whether objectionable content should be removed Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at ... Read More »

US Congress Spars Over Social Media Filtering; Companies Skip Hearing

Democrats and Republicans in the US House of Representatives on Thursday sparred over the role of social media platforms Facebook, Google and Twitter in filtering content after representatives of the tech companies skipped a hearing. Republicans repeatedly suggested at a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and Twitter are censoring or blocking content from conservatives, a charge the companies denied. Lawmakers from both parties agreed ... Read More »

DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing

Betsy DeVos’ supporters dismissed the criticism of her performance and said the hearing was dominated by political theater. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing By KIMBERLY HEFLING, CAITLIN EMMA and BENJAMIN WERMUND 01/18/17 03:27 PM EST Updated 01/18/17 05:33 PM EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Betsy DeVos has gone viral — and not ... Read More »