Post-poll grilling for Facebook, Twitter

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Post-poll grilling for Facebook, Twitter

The Senate Judicial Committee approved subpoenas to compel Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, to testify before the panel about complaints of bias against the governors of their two platforms, in light of what happened last week, when the NY newspaper published The Post reported a report alleging that Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden introduced his father to an executive at Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and the signatories' response was unexpected to the content.

Congress typically negotiates with companies to secure voluntary testimony at hearings, opting for subpoenas only if executives resist. Mashable will update this piece with a date for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing as soon as it's scheduled. None of the committee's Democratic senators was present because they were boycotting a separate committee vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The value of two hearings with the heads of Facebook and Twitter may not be in new policies, but in providing an opportunity for Republican senators to bypass social media restrictions to communicate directly with Americans from the hearing room. The company later said the articles also violated its policies on displaying private information like email addresses and phone numbers without a person's permission.

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As far as Twitter is concerned, users who attempted to post a link to the NY Post story were greeted with an error message saying "something went wrong, but don't fret - let's give it another shot". And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we're blocking: unacceptable, ' he said.

A Facebook representative said the company would limit the spread of the article until its claims could be fact-checked.

Still, Republicans would like to grill Zuckerberg and Dorsey on the issue.

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The executives will testify on allegations of anti-conservative bias, the committee said. Lawmakers at the hearing are expected to attack Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the law that shields companies from legal liability over what's posted on their platforms.

The New York Post hasn't tweeted from its account since October 14, the day it published the first articles about Hunter Biden.

A New York Post spokeswoman declined to comment on the matter.

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The New York Post is owned by News Corp, which also owns The Wall Street Journal.

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