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Social media chiefs grilled in US Congress over anti-Asian content

Big Tech CEOs take heat over spread of misinformation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google chief Sundar Pichai and Twitter counterpart Jack Dorsey testified virtually before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 25.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter came under the congressional microscope Thursday over extremism and misinformation on their platforms, including content accused of fueling hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the U.S.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, YouTube owner Google's Sundar Pichai and Twitter's Jack Dorsey were brought in as witnesses for the House Energy and Commerce Committee's virtual hearing.

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