Graham: Senate Judiciary to Vote on Submission of Facebook CEO


Graham was campaigning in North Charleston, SC on Friday and told POLITICO he would follow up on the suggestion.

“Yeah, I think I will,” Graham said when asked about Hawley’s remarks.

A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment.

Twitter has come under heavy criticism for going so far as to prevent users from posting links to the New York Post article on its platform. The company has since relaxed its stance, adjusting its policies so that only pirated content shared by hackers or their affiliates is removed. Twitter also said on Friday that it would no longer block users from posting the link due to concerns about the private information displayed in the article, as it is now widely available on other platforms.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the company’s handling of the report remained unchanged.

“What we’re going to have to do is we’re finally going to have long overdue accounting,” Graham said Thursday, after announcing Dorsey’s subpoena vote.

The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are expected to testify separately before the Senate Trade Committee on Oct. 28 about a hearing on a key set of legal liability protections for internet companies. The tech moguls agreed to testify after this panel voted to allow subpoenas for the three executives.

Andrew Desiderio reporting from North Charleston, SC; Cristiano Lima reporting from Washington, DC


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