The House of Energy and Commerce Committee has called a new hearing on platform misinformation on March 25 which includes Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The hearing will be a joint effort from the Communications and Technology subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittee. In November Dorsey and Zuckerberg were called for the Senate Judiciary’s impromptu hearing on moderation and misinformation labeling.
“This hearing will continue the Committee’s work of holding online platforms accountable for the growing rise of misinformation and disinformation,” the chairs of the committees said in a joint statement. “For far too long, big tech has failed to acknowledge the role they’ve played in fomenting and elevating blatantly false information to its online audiences. Industry self-regulation has failed. We must begin the work of changing incentives driving social media companies to allow and even promote misinformation and disinformation.”