Facebook and Twitter chiefs testify as Congress mulls regulation ….and Google refuses to show up.

The FT reports: “Senator Mark Warner, the Democratic vice-chair of the committee, warned at the start of the session: “The era of the wild west in social media is coming to an end. I’m sceptical that ultimately you’ll be able to truly address this challenge on your own. I believe Congress is going to have to act”.”

Meanwhile the Department of Justice says it intends to act on what it sees as anti-right “bias”. This following accusations on Twitter.

The Guardian reports: “Much of the House hearing (the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifed at) was taken up with largely specious allegations of bias against conservatives by Republican lawmakers, who have spun a narrative of censorship out of very thin gruel. …The ultimate winner of the day was probably Dorsey, who kept his patience while being asked to answer the same questions over and over again, and managed to deliver a consistent message about working to improve Twitter without falling into any obvious political potholes.”

Image: screenshot from FT video

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