US House Committee Reviewing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Testimony for False Statements: Report
Moneylife Digital Team 28 November 2018
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over telecommunications companies like Twitter, is reviewing whether Twitter chief executive (CEO) Jack Dorsey provided false testimony before the committee in September, says a report from the Federalist.
 
A top House committee that oversees the U.S. telecommunications industry is now reviewing whether Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied to Congress during a hearing about Twitter’s controversial history of arbitrarily censoring content published by the site 
 
An aide for the committee told The Federalist that it is reviewing whether the Twitter CEO lied to Congress during a hearing about Twitter’s controversial history of arbitrarily censoring content published by the site. 
 
“The committee is aware of Twitter’s actions and is currently reviewing Mr. Dorsey’s testimony,” the aide told the Federalist after Twitter suddenly banned Jesse Kelly, a Marine combat veteran, writer, and popular radio talk show host, without explanation.
 
As The Federalist reported on Monday, Dorsey was not truthful about his or his company’s response to death threats against prominent conservatives — including against Meghan McCain shortly after the death of her father, former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — nor was he truthful about whether Twitter policies discriminated against users based on their politics. It is a federal crime to provide false testimony to Congress.
 
During testimony before the committee, which has broad authority to oversee and regulate telecommunications companies and social media publishers like Twitter, Dorsey repeatedly claimed that neither Twitter’s policies nor its algorithms took users’ political views into account when censoring content published by the site.
 
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Attamprakash Madhwani
6 years ago
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee should investigate all cases where Twitter arbitrarily closes all accounts without providing any reason.
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