US Congress Divided Over Social Media Filtering, Tech Companies Skip Hearing
Last Thursday, Republican and Democrats in the House of Representatives argued over the responsibility of social media companies in filtering content.
Republicans complained that companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google censor too much content published by conservatives.
While lawmakers from both sides agreed that social media platforms should take down illegal content such as fraud, piracy and sex trafficking, opinions differed on how to tackle objectionable content.
Tech companies, however, did not attend the hearing and refused to comment on the statements made by the lawmakers.