Another day, another congressional hearing for tech CEOs. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (complete with that beard) were at it again, appearing before a congressional committee on Tuesday to discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—the law that gives internet platforms immunity from liability for what users post. But unlike the most recent hearing, before the Senate Commerce Committee, today’s hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee was a little bit less contentious.
For the most part, there was less of the shouting—although Sen. Ted Cruz once again went on the attack about bias against conservatives, as did Sen. Josh Hawley. Democrats such as Sen. Richard Blumenthal, on the other hand, accused Facebook of caving to pressure from conservatives on not taking more action about conservative content.