Senate panel votes to subpoena CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter
The panel’s GOP chairman, Senator Roger Wicker, wants the executives to address possible changes to a law known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
The provision, which protects the firms from lawsuits over user content, is under fire from lawmakers from both parties
A Senate panel voted Thursday to subpoena the chief executive officers of Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, and Twitter Inc. to testify on a legal shield that’s key to the business models of the internet giants. The Senate Commerce Committee moved unanimously to compel appearances by Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai and Jack Dorsey after failing to reach agreements with the companies to send the CEOs voluntarily.