Tech / Donald Trump / Election / Republicans

Senate panel moves to compel 3 social media CEOs to testify

Posted On: Oct 1, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel has moved to compel testimony from the CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter, as lawmakers opened a new front in rhetorical battles over hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on internet platforms a month before the presidential election.
The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai of Google and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, to force them to appear at a planned hearing if they don't agree to do so voluntarily.
The committee's unanimous vote marked the start of a new bipartisan initiative against Big Tech companies, which have been under increasing scrutiny and pressure in Washington and from state attorneys general over issues of competition, consumer privacy and hate speech.
With President Donald Trump in the lead, conservative Republicans have kept up a barrage of criticism of Silicon Valley's social media platforms, which they accuse without evidence of deliberately...

Continue reading ...

 








Officials: Biden campaign event canceled in Texas after President Trump...

Officials: Biden campaign event canceled in Texas after President Trump supporters surround bus

The Joe Biden presidential campaign canceled an event Friday in Texas over security concerns as President Trump supporters attempted to intimidate the campaign's bus, according... Read more ...

Authorities pepper spray, arrest people in North Carolina after traffic...

Authorities pepper spray, arrest people in North Carolina after traffic blocked during voter rally

A voting rally in Graham, North Carolina, became chaotic when police pepper-sprayed and arrested marchers after they blocked traffic Saturday afternoon. Read more ...

England announces monthlong lockdown as UK virus cases pass 1 million

England announces monthlong lockdown as UK virus cases pass 1 million

“Unless we act, we could see deaths in this country running at several thousand a day,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. Read more ...

Gas prices below $2: Coming to a gas station near you

Gas prices below $2: Coming to a gas station near you

More than half of U.S. gas stations now are selling gas for under $2 a gallon. Read more ...

Road to 270: Biden has options, President Trump walks narrow path

Road to 270: Biden has options, President Trump walks narrow path

A look at the most likely roads to victory. Read more ...

Minority US coronavirus contact tracers build trust in diverse cities

Minority US coronavirus contact tracers build trust in diverse cities

These contact tracers help bridge cultural divides and knock down misinformation about the virus circulating among immigrant, Black and Hispanic communities. Read more ...

Clemson vs. Notre Dame, potential game of the year, faces huge plot twist...

Clemson vs. Notre Dame, potential game of the year, faces huge plot twist without Trevor Lawrence

Clemson-Notre Dame should be amazing, even without Trevor Lawrence. That said, his absence is a huge plot twist - one that raises several questions for both teams. Read more ...

Sean Connery, iconic James Bond actor, dies aged 90

Sean Connery, iconic James Bond actor, dies aged 90

DETAILS TO FOLLOW Read more ...

Cuomo gives travelers to New York option of shorter quarantine if they can...

Cuomo gives travelers to New York option of shorter quarantine if they can prove negative Covid-19 tests BEFORE AND AFTER arrival

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving travelers a way to shorten their quarantine on arrival to three days from 14: show proof of negative Covid-19 tests before and after... Read more ...

Shooter injures Greek Orthodox priest in France's Lyon and flees - police

Shooter injures Greek Orthodox priest in France's Lyon and flees - police

A manhunt is underway in the French city of Lyon, where a gunman shot and injured a Greek Orthodox priest at a church and then fled the scene. BREAKING : Orthodox priest shot... Read more ...