Twitter’s Chief Executive Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before a United States House of Representatives committee on September 5, the panel said on Friday, after some Republicans higher concerns about social media companies removing content from conservatives.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee “plans to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content,” Republican Representative Greg Walden, the panel’s chairman, said in a statement.
“We look forward to Mr. Jack Dorsey being forthright and transparent regarding the complex processes behind the company’s procedures and content judgment calls,” Walden said.
On Friday, United States President Donald Trump blamed Social Media companies of silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship, but without offering mark to support the claim.
“Social Media Giants are silencing millions of people. Can’t do this even if it means we must continue to hear Fake News like CNN, whose ratings have suffered seriously. People have to figure out what is real, and what is not, without censorship!” US President wrote on Twitter, not mentioning any specific companies.
Trump also criticized social media outlets last week, saying without providing proof that anonymous companies were “totally cultivated against Republican/Conservative voices.”