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Hearing on "Holding Big Tech Accountable: Legislation to Build a Safer Internet"

Date: 
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 11:30am
Location: 
Hybrid Hearing in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and Cisco Webex

The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hybrid hearing that included both in-person and remote attendance on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. This hearing took place in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, as well as remotely using Cisco Webex online video conferencing. The hearing is entitled, "Holding Big Tech Accountable: Legislation to Build a Safer Internet." The hearing, initially scheduled for 10:30 a.m (EST), was postponed due to the Congressional tribute cermony for the late Honorable Robert J. Dole. 

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce

Opening Statement from Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery 

Opening Statement from Subcommittee Chair Schakowsky as prepared for delivery  

 

Livestream 

 

Legislation

H.R. 3451, the "Social Media Disclosure and Transparency of Advertisements Act of 2021"

H.R. 3611, the "Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act" 

H.R. 3991, the "Telling Everyone the Location of data Leaving the U.S. Act"

H.R. 4000, the "Internet Application Integrity and Disclosure Act"

H.R. 5439, the "Kids Internet Design and Safety Act"

H.R. 6083, the "Deceptive Experiences to Online Users Reduction Act"

H.R. 6093, the "FTC Whistleblower Act of 2021" 

 

Witnesses

Jonathan Greenblatt
CEO and National Director
Anti-Defamation League

Testimony

 

Nathalie Marechal, Ph.D
Senior Policy & Partnerships Manager
Ranking Digital Rights

Testimony

 

Imran Ahmed
CEO
Center for Countering Digital Hate

Testimony

 

Josh Golin
Executive Director
Fairplay

Testimony

 

Rick Lane
CEO
Iggy Ventures LLC

Testimony

 

Jessica Rich
Of Counsel
Kelley Drye
Former Director
Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Testimony