Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is to be seen on the New York Stock Exchange, Nov. 19, 2015.
In the midst of the concerns that conservative voices are silenced on social media, a U.S. House committee announced Friday that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other tech managers will appear in the panel on Capitol Hill Sept. 5.
Dorsey will discuss his company “algorithms and content judgment calls” for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the commission announced via Twitter.
CONFIRMED: Twitter CEO @jack Dorsey will testify to 5 September for E&C the company the algorithms and content of the supervision.
— Energy and Commerce@HouseCommerce) August 24, 2018
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that is often complained about the “unilateral” content on social media, says Dorsey ‘ s planned appearance was arranged through consultation between Dorsey, himself and the US. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the committee.
“One-sided conversations are an insult to the public service mission that serves as the foundation for these social media platforms such as Twitter,” McCarthy said in a statement. “That is the reason why I worked with Chairman Greg Walden and asked Jack Dorsey to testify to Congress and speak to the American people about filtering practices on Twitter.”
“One-sided conversations are an insult to the public service mission that serves as the foundation for these social media platforms such as Twitter.”
– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
McCarthy added: “We all agree that transparency is the only way to fully restore the Americans’ confidence in this important public platforms.”
Transparency is the only way to fully restore the Americans’ confidence in this important public platforms. Happy @Jack is taking a leading role among his colleagues in this conversation. #StopTheBias https://t.co/6GhB9zXuyv
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 24, 2018
Social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are confronted with accusations of liberal bias, as many conservative commentators are banned or censored for violating the guidelines. Many have complained that the guidelines are unclear.
Most recently, Salena Zito of the New York Post wrote that her column – that she said “no expletives, conspiracy theories, hate speech, or sexual language” is removed by Facebook and Twitter, without explanation.
Facebook censored my column — and I still can’t know why https://t.co/3AoTwdupzZ
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) August 23, 2018
Dorsey has admitted that the San Francisco-based Twitter staff is in the first place, “left-leaning” but has rejected notions that the platform banned for conservative viewpoints.
“[I] understand the concern,” Dorsey said in an interview with Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson. “We have people at different points in the political spectrum, and they don’t feel comfortable today bring to certain topics or their opinion about certain issues. And I do not believe that is acceptable.”
Noted Walden in a statement: “Twitter is a very powerful platform that can change the national conversation in the time it takes to go viral. The decision about the data and the content are made using opaque processes, the American people are right to encumber.”
Representatives of Google and Facebook are also scheduled to appear on the following month to hear.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.