Twitter isn't biased for or against any type of partisan but is working on ways to raise the level of debate on its platform, the company's CEO will tell a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., today.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey are testifying before the committtee. Either Google CEO Sundar Pichai or Alphabet CEO Larry Page were supposed to attend the hearing. That scrutiny has led to additional criticism over the companies' respect for user privacy and whether conservatives are being censored - frustrations that are particularly heightened ahead of the midterms.
The other executive is chief legal officer and senior vice president of global affairs Kent Walker.
In prepared testimony released ahead of a House hearing Wednesday afternoon, Dorsey says his company does not use political ideology to make decisions, and aims to make as many voices heard as possible.
Trump faulted Twitter on July 26, without citing any evidence, for limiting the visibility of prominent Republicans through a practice known as shadow banning. Twitter denies that's happening.
"I'm deeply disappointed that Google - one of the most influential digital platforms in the world - chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee", said Warner.
A year ago, big technology companies disclosed that Russian-backed actors had manipulated their platforms in hopes of swaying the election.
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"Google and Twitter and Facebook, they're really treading on very, very troubled territory and they have to be careful".
"We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act", Sandberg told the committee in her opening statement.
The companies have made many policy changes, and have caught and banned malicious accounts over the past year.
Only Dorsey was invited to the House hearing after specific Republican concerns about bias on Twitter.
In prepared remarks released Tuesday by the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dorsey said his company "does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules".