CEOs of Facebook and Twitter would appear before US Senate in case between New York Post and Joe Biden

Last Wednesday the 14th, a great controversy was generated in social networks since Twitter and Facebook prohibited posting or sharing related links an article made by New York Post, by which e-mails between Hunter Biden (son of presidential candidate Joe Biden) and a senior Ukrainian executive were exposed, in the period in which Joe Biden served as vice president of the United States. Social networks later explained that these decisions had been made because the aforementioned article contained hacked material and this would violate service policies (although they later changed their statements.

As reported with the BBCIn the face of such controversy and accusations of censorship, the Senate would order the CEOs of both companies, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, to testify before it on their handling of the matter. It should be noted that both CEOs, along with Google's Sundar Pichai, would already be scheduled to appear next week to give testimony on the accusations of anti-conservative bias.

This case has generated much controversy since it brings up again the dispute between companies' policies on fake news and fact checks, and freedom of expression. Cases of censorship have been very popular in these networks, especially in presidential times like those of the United States.

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Sergio Puicon
Ninth cycle law student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. With interest in Commercial Law, Fintech and Capital Markets. I believe in the power of information and technology as a tool to enhance it.


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