Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs grilled by US Congress over spread of disinformation

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All three executives have declined to take responsibility for spreading misinformation that resulted in the Capitol riots earlier this year

The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter faced some tough questions in the US Congress on Thursday as they appeared in a virtual hearing held by the Energy and Commerce Committee and tw...

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