The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has confirmed that the chief executives of Facebook, Google and twitter voluntarily attended the hearing organized by the Committee on October 28. It will be the second time technology giant executives have testified in Congress this year, after the house antitrust Committee held a hearing in the summer, attended by the chief executives of Amazon, apple, Google and Facebook. < / P > < p > the Senate Commerce Committee previously issued a subpoena by unanimous vote, forcing Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to testify. Although initially boycotted and worried about the chilling effect of holding such a hearing ahead of the November 3 election, they agreed to vote for it after the hearing was expanded. A committee aide said the subpoena was in place, but since CEOs had voluntarily agreed to testify, it would not be formally issued. CEOs of these technology companies will testify online. < / P > < p > the October 28 hearing will now involve not only the protection of Internet companies’ responsibilities, but also data privacy and media integration. The hearing comes amid growing protests from Republicans over these liability protections, which protect Internet companies from lawsuits over user posts and have wide leeway to adjust content. Republicans say these protections should be scaled back, and many have expressed dissatisfaction with the behavior of technology companies. Trump popularized his allies’ accusation that social media companies censor conservative posts, and as the government itself points out, technology companies deny the accusation and limit the support of academic data. Specifically, trump lashed out at twitter for adding labels to his tweets. In addition to the fact check label, his tweets also included labels of “glorifying violence” and “manipulating the media.”. < / P > < p > many people want to change the liability protection rules of the technology industry because they are worried that social media platforms are not doing enough to combat hate speech and misinformation. Several members of the Senate Commerce Committee raised these concerns at a previous meeting and said they were eager to ask technology company CEOs. Senior congressman Maria Cantwell, a Washington state senator, has promised to release what she calls “the value of local news and unfair competition on technology platforms” before the hearing. Aides to the committee said the hearing date was reached after repeated discussions with technology companies, noting that technology companies had once proposed a more distant date but had been rejected. Considering the subpoena threat, the two companies eventually agreed that their chief executives would voluntarily testify. “On the eve of a significant and competitive election, the Judiciary Committee and the American people must get a comprehensive account of their content review practices from the heads of these companies,” said Roger wicker, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee < 4 < air < 4 core= https://ibmwl.com/category/global-tech/ target=_ blank>Global Tech