U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about extremism and misinformation on their services in their first appearances since pro-Trump rioters assaulted the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet Inc; and Twitter Inc… Read More U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

“just setting up my twttr” – the first ever tweet on the platform is up for sale after Twitter boss Jack Dorsey listed his famous post as a unique digital signature on a website for selling tweets as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The post, sent from Dorsey’s account in March of 2006, received offers on Friday… Read More Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey auctions first ever tweet as digital memorabilia

Square to acquire Tidal majority stake in $297million deal

Payments firm Square Inc agreed on Thursday to buy a majority stake in rapper Jay-Z’s Tidal music streaming service for $297 million in a deal that could popularize blockchain or other new approaches to storing and buying online media. Square Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, who also runs Twitter Inc, said in a statement that the… Read More Square to acquire Tidal majority stake in $297million deal

Facebook, Twitter chief executives testify on content moderation at Congress hearing

Republican senators on Tuesday attacked the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter for effectively censoring President Trump and allies during the U.S. election while Democrats bemoaned the spread of misinformation about the vote on social media. The CEOs, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, defended their content moderation practices at a congressional… Read More Facebook, Twitter chief executives testify on content moderation at Congress hearing

U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. Lawmakers are split on ways to hold Big Tech accountable under Section 230 of the Communications Decency… Read More U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing