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Chapter : Facebook, Twitter, and Google Executives Testify on Hate Speech and Conservative Bias : April 9 and 10, 2019
Facebook, Twitter, and Google Executives Testify on Hate Speech and Conservative Bias : April 9 and 10, 2019
In April 2019, representatives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified in two separate hearings before the House and Senate to address hate speech and an alleged bias toward liberal content. In the House Judiciary Committee, Facebook and Google executives addressed criticism that they were not doing enough to combat hate speech and the spread of white nationalism on their platforms. Both representatives explained that the companies had, in recent years, increased the hiring of content reviewers and implemented new artificial intelligence tools to identify content for removal. However, the social ...