Senate Hearing on Social Media and National Security

Former Facebook and Twitter executives testified in the first panel of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the business… read more

Former Facebook and Twitter executives testified in the first panel of a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the business practices of their companies and national security concerns over social media. Topics included the need for transparency in data collection, algorithms, the growth of extremist content, and the prioritization of company profits over investments in safety measures for users. An investigative journalist also testified, addressing TikTok’s ties to China and how the Chinese government can access and use the platform users' data. Then, current Meta, YouTube, TikTok, and Twitter executives testified in the second panel. They discussed data security, combating disinformation and misinformation, content regulation, and prioritizing company profits over user safety. They also addressed concerns over China’s access to TikTok’s user data and how social media companies are guarding against extremist and violent rhetoric on their platforms. close

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Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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