On March 25, big tech executives Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a US House panel regarding mis- and disinformation. The hearing was convened jointly by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee as part of a continued effort to hold platforms accountable for “fomenting and elevating blatantly false information.”
 

In a statement issued about the hearing, the committee chairs noted digital platforms’ role in “intensifying national crises with real-life, grim consequences for public health and safety.” This is the first testimony that the executives will offer following the January 6 riots at the US Capitol, which prompted many platforms (including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook) to deplatform then-president Donald Trump.
 

In advance of the hearing, we’ve compiled a list of some of CIGI’s recent analyses and discussion on themes that are likely to be raised on March 25.

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