Twitter CEO may participate in international ‘fake news’ hearing

Ottawa: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey could be participating in the International Grand Committee (IGC), which is a collection of lawmakers from around the world who have come together to investigate into fake news, for the second gathering of public hearing later this year in May in Ottawa, Canada.

“An extraordinary public hearing featuring some of the world’s most prominent tech leaders could also include Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey as well as the CEOs of Snap and Amazon Web Services,” CBS news quoted Canadian MP Bob Zimmer as saying.

Snap co-founder and CEO is Evan Spiegel and CEO of the cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services is Andrew Jassy.

Recently, a controversy erupted after Dorsey defied summons by the Indian government to attend a parliamentary hearing on safeguarding citizen right on social media.

Zimmer, who also chairs that committee, said that no lesser regional representatives are allowed to substitute for top executives at its May hearing.

Like Twitter, Facebook has been criticised at many instances for sending lower-level executives to the UK parliament and International Grand Committee hearing.

The first global committee’s hearing was held on November 27, last year. it was attended by lawmakers of the UK, Canada, Brazil, Latvia, Argentina, Ireland, Singapore, France and Belgium.

Zimmer has also invited American lawmakers who are investigating disinformation to the May hearing.


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