And Here We Go Again: Senate Commerce Committee To Question Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg

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Parth Dubey
Parth Dubey
I am Parth Dubey, currently an undergraduate. I have been working as a content writer for the past 6 months and have worked in various fields with many people and firms. I firmly believe that writing is not just about money making or attracting people, it's more about knowledge and information, along with feelings.

Everybody knows Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg. The CEOs of Google and Facebook, two of the biggest companies in the whole world. The world revolves around these two companies. While Google owns almost everything other than social media, Facebook owns all of the social media. Facebook has Instagram and WhatApp under them as well. But, with so much power vested in these companies, the politicians and the general public too, claim them of manipulating data. Along with these two major CEOs, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey also is in question. These powerful CEOs are getting questioned. The governments want to curb their unfathomable power. It is not a hidden fact that these companies keep on growing and growing. Hence, the three CEOs have to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee.

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When Do The CEOs Have To Appear In Front Of The Senate Commerce Committee?

The Senate Commerce Committee has called upon the 3 three CEOs: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google, and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. The Committee will be discussing the fact of how to curb the growing and unfathomable power that these companies hold. Therefore, the session is indeed important. The meeting is the second Congressional meeting that is being held this year involving these companies and their CEOs. The first session was also based on the same problem and this is also to question and curb the incomprehensible power these companies have.

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The hearing will take place 6 days before the 2020 Presidential election and is therefore very important. The first major Congressional hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee took place in July. This meeting involved Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The first meeting led to interesting developments and also, a lot of knowledge was gained from the documents that were released afterward. Hence, we can say that the second meeting will lead to interesting developments as well. As Jack is ready to appear voluntarily, Twitter released a statement saying :

“It must be constructive & focused on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to protect elections”.

The session will focus on the protections from Section 230, and also on major factors like data privacy, media consolidation, and other such grave aspects. Also, the 3 CEOs agreed to meet voluntarily just a day before the Senate Commerce Committee was considering issuing subpoenas to the CEOs. Well, for now, we can only wait for the 28th of October.

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