Meanwhile, Twitter’s top lawyer Vijaya Gadde and Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube may also testify at the hearing. According to the same report “the hearing’s emphasis is not yet clear”. Reportedly, the committee has not yet released the date for the hearing.
In recent months, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has been following how social media giants managed the Covid-19 pandemic misinformation and violent posts —related to the U.S. Capitol storming.
Facebook pays its Over Sight boards six-figure salaries
According to a report by Business Insider, Zuckerberg’s Facebook pays six-figure salaries to its “Supreme Court”. The company’s Over Sight board consists of 20 members — the board members are responsible for content moderation guidelines. Additionally, the Oversight Board members only put fifteen hours work a week.
Zuckerberg first shared his Sight board idea in 2018, after consecutive hearings at Congress and tens of scandals. The Oversight Board includes human rights lawyer Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei, Nobel laureate Tawakkol Karman, Cato Institute vice president John Samples and Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan. The board runs on a $130 million independent trust.