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Details Announced for Hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey


WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), announced details today for next week’s hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the company’s algorithms and content moderation. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, and it is entitled, “Twitter: Transparency and Accountability.”

“I thank Mr. Dorsey for his willingness to testify and enlighten Congress and the American people about the issues facing Twitter. This hearing is about transparency, accountability, and action. We want to take complex, opaque algorithms out of the dark and shed light on the role they play in consumers’ lives. We want to better understand the decisions Twitter makes about content and the company’s process to prevent mistakes and undue bias. The committee takes these issues seriously on behalf of consumers, and expects the same of Twitter,” said Chairman Walden.

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.

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