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House Republicans to highlight alleged US government interference with content moderation decisions of Twitter, other platforms, staffer says

By Mike Swift
  • 06 Jan 2023 21:43
  • 06 Jan 2023 22:23
The content moderation decisions of social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Meta Platforms will be “a giant focus” of Republicans in Congress, with hearings likely early this year on whether the government improperly influenced their editing of content, a senior congressional staffer said today.

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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