Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will appear before Congressional leaders as early as September 5th confirmed the House Energy and Commerce Committee; likely facing tough questions over the platforms method of “shadow banning” conservative voices.
“CONFIRMED: Twitter CEO @jack Dorsey will testify September 5 before E&C on the company’s algorithms and content monitoring,” wrote the Committee’s official Twitter account.
CONFIRMED: Twitter CEO @jack Dorsey will testify September 5 before E&C on the company’s algorithms and content monitoring.
— Energy and Commerce (@HouseCommerce) August 24, 2018
“Shadow Banning” is the practice of “hiding” content on social media without the author’s knowledge or consent: effectively limiting their reach for millions of followers.
Various social media platforms have come under fire in recent weeks for cracking down on controversial personalities and content that some viewers may find “offensive” or “distasteful.”