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Big Tech chief executives have said that "the time for self-regulation is over" by US lawmakers.

The chief executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter faced criticism from US lawmakers on Thursday over their approach to extremism and disinformation in their first appearance in front of Congress since pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol on January 6.

Democratic Representative Mike Doyle said, "We ran away when the mob profaned the Capitol, the House of Representatives, and the democratic process." "This attack and the movement that motivated it began and originated on their platforms," he added.

Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he had riot-related content on his platform, but when asked if the company was responsible for the event, he said it was the company's responsibility to "build effective systems."


25 March 2021


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