Facebook, Twitter CEOs will testify before US Senate committee on October 28


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Managing Director Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey both agreed to voluntarily testify before the Senate Trade Committee on Oct. 28, the companies said Friday.

The committee voted unanimously on Thursday to approve an assignment plan for CEOs of Twitter, Google and Alphabet Facebook for a hearing on valuable legal immunity enjoyed by Internet companies.

Twitter said Friday that the hearing “must be constructive and focus on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to protect the elections.”

CEOs must appear virtually. Google did not immediately comment.

Republican President Donald Trump has made the responsibility of tech companies the responsibility of allegedly stifling conservative voices as a theme of his administration. As a result, calls for Article 230 reform have intensified ahead of the election, but are unlikely to be approved by Congress this year.

Last week, Trump met with nine Republican attorneys general to discuss the fate of Section 230 after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal to reform the law.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Sandra Maler and Daniel Wallis

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