Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey are in talks with the House of Representatives and may testify at a congressional hearing in March. According to Politico, the CEOs of the largest social media websites may testify before with members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
U.S. Lawmakers have been keeping an eye on tech giants for a long-time now. In the past year alone, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg have both testified before Congress three times. The recent hearings might suggest that legislators are becoming more anxious about tech firm’s practices.
On Friday, New York Attorney General Letitia James ordered Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) to comply with her ten Covid-19 regulations. In return, Amazon sued Mrs. Letitia for “exceeding her authority”.
Furthermore, Twitter and Facebook executives have both appeared at a hearing concerning Section 230. The latest moves by social media giants raised concerns from Republican lawmakers. Conservative voices alleged the giant tech firms of censoring conservative opinions — violating antitrust laws as a result. Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and other tech giants went far and even banned the president of the United States back then — Donald Trump.