Technology

Facebook, Twitter chiefs face lawmakers amid election security concerns

Facebook, Twitter chiefs face lawmakers amid election security concerns”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will testify before a US Senate select committee on election interference on Wednesday.

Dorsey was responding to a question from California Representative Doris Matsui during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that focused on user privacy protections, misinformation, content moderation and alleged bias against political conservatives on Twitter.

Google, which declined to send its CEO, Sundar Pichai, or co-founder and Alphabet CEO, Larry Page, was notably absent, an empty chair and nameplate providing a constant visual reminder of the snub.

Apple Updates That You Should Expect This Fall
However the most payment-efficient model will seemingly be elevated than the mid-range model, potentially complicated customers. We will must lend a hand a few extra weeks to perceive the legit names of the 5.8-sail, 6.1-sail, and 6.5-sail iPhones .

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged that the social media network failed to crack down on attempts from Russian Federation to influence the 2016 USA presidential elections, according to AFP.

It will be Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's turn in the Congressional hot seat on Wednesday, and she plans to offer an apologetic message: "We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act". "The actions we've taken in response - beginning with the steps Facebook's General Counsel, Colin Stretch, outlined to this Committee past year - show our determination to do everything we can to stop this kind of interference from happening".

Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before USA lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics. While all three tech companies have been accused of political bias against conservatives, the more public-facing nature of Twitter has made it an especially easy target.

John McCain to be buried near best friend at US Naval Academy
The White House offered no official statement, but Trump did tweet his "deepest sympathies and respect" to McCain's family. On Friday, McCain announced his decision to discontinue treatment for the brain cancer that eventually led to his death.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been looking into Russian efforts to influence U.S. public opinion throughout Trump's presidency, after United States intelligence agencies concluded that entities backed by the Kremlin had sought to boost his chances of winning the White House in 2016. Some Republicans, including President Trump, have pushed the idea ahead of the elections that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared. "It violated the values of our company and of the country we love".

"We've learned from 2016 [US presidential polls] and more recently from other nation's elections how to help protect the integrity of our elections", Dorsey said.

Google won't have an executive testifying alongside Twitter and Facebook before a Senate intelligence committee hearing Wednesday.

Sacha Baron Cohen targets O.J. Simpson in ‘Who Is America?’ finale
Palin was one of the first Republican figures to admit to being duped by Cohen for his Showtime series, " Who is America? ". Said Monaldo: 'What I hate about the press is you make a tiny little slip, and that's all they remember you for.

The hearing was interrupted by a protester who shouted that Twitter's Dorsey was lying, accusing him of banning conservatives and saying the platform was going to help Democrats "steal" the November elections.



Like this

Latest


05 September 2018
Amazon is now worth $1,000,000,000,000
For graphic on Analyst Price Targets, click https://reut.rs/2NHwHQq The stock is up 74.5 percent year to date. The development comes just a little over a month after technology giant Apple reached the $1 trillion mark.

04 September 2018
Rockets trade Ryan Anderson, De'Anthony Melton to Suns, sources say
Anderson's productivity dropped in each of his two seasons with the Rockets, averaging 9.3 points in 26 minutes last season. The Rockets traded Ryan Anderson to the Suns in a four-player deal Thursday, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski .

03 September 2018
Modric wins UEFA player of the Year award in Monaco
This isn't Viktoria Plzeň first time at European football's top table. "That's something I have to be very proud of". The Portugal captain did manage to beat Salah to the UEFA Forward of the Season award.

30 August 2018
Gov. Cuomo, Cynthia Nixon debate on Long Island
The question of whether Cuomo would remain governor throughout the entire term also came up at Wednesday night's debate. Cuomo says he's led the charge against the White House.

30 August 2018
Sen. John McCain lies in state at Arizona Capitol
At one point, Cindy McCain was seen dabbing away tears as she sat in front of her husband's casket, next to her oldest son. . The McCain family friend said he believes that "America is stronger for his fierce defense of our values".

27 August 2018
Arsenal vs. West Ham live stream
Accentuating the positives of Arsenal's spirited comeback, Emery added: "We improved in the second half and controlled more like we want".

24 August 2018
Russian Federation will not stop rocket engine exports to U.S.
More will automatically come into place soon unless Russian Federation complies with USA requests, which is unlikely to happen. The latest drop in the value of the Russian currency came amid talk that the USA was readying further sanctions.

21 August 2018
Trump says WH lawyer McGahn isn't 'a John Dean type 'RAT
News outlets reported that Trump and his lawyers do not know the full scope of what McGahn told Mueller's team of investigators. Trump has used the "enemy of the people" tag repeatedly, attacks decried by the media for potentially encouraging violence.

20 August 2018
Brighton loss a big lesson for United - Pogba
Mourinho turned to two of England's World Cup heroes in Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at the break in search of inspiration. United ought to be priming themselves for a title run but right now they appear to be a long way short of what is necessary.

20 August 2018
Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea not yet Premier League contenders
"I think today is for not happy with the result, but the next matches to prepare well". However, the 27-year-old was more evasive over what may happen further down the line.



Recommended