Kennedy Grills Tech CEOs: “Get Out of the Censorship Business; People Aren’t Morons; Let People Decide What to Believe” If Not You’re A Publisher WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday entitled “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey – CEOs of Facebook and Twitter, respectively – were questioned at one point by Louisiana Senator John Kennedy on censorship and content moderation on the two powerful social media platforms. The hearing was a continued look at possible reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act – which currently does not hold internet service providers responsible for the content of third-party users – and how it would affect the concept of free speech on the internet. Kennedy, a former Democrat turned Republican, at first complimented the two CEOs, stating that he was “proud of the fact that it was American ingenuity” that lead to their success; success, Kennedy said, that also lead to Twitter and Facebook possessing incredible power. Both Democrats and Republicans have accused Twitter and Facebook of actively engaging in censorship of certain information and viewpoints on their social media platforms, an opinion that Kennedy reiterated to Zuckerberg and Dorsey. --Kennedy Grills Tech CEOs: “Get Out of the Censorship Business; People Aren’t Morons; Let People Decide What to Believe” If Not You’re A Publisher – The Published Reporter® --https://www.publishedreporter.com/2020/11/19/fundamental-kennedy-grills-tech-ceos-get-out-of-the-censorship-business-people-arent-morons-let-people-decide-what-to-believe-if-not-youre-a-publisher/ -RETRIEVED-Sat Nov 21 2020 17:21:11 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)
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