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Senate Panel Authorizes Subpoenas for CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, Google

A Senate chairman plans on sending subpoenas to the CEOs of three technology giants amid a push to alter the liability protections that currently shield the companies from lawsuits. Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declined to accept invitations to testify before his committee, necessitating the subpoenas. Many Republican lawmakers, as well as President Donald Trump's administration, are focused on altering liability protections implemented in 1996 by Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act. The Department of Justice submitted a proposal last week that would sharply curb the protections, citing how large technology Read More From Source

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