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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

In the hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dorsey sat alongside Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg to answer questions focusing mostly on political interference and manipulation on the giant social media platforms, which administration officials are talking about regulating, and Republicans have accused of liberal bias.

Top Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc executives will defend their companies before US lawmakers on Wednesday, with Facebook insisting it takes election interference seriously and Twitter denying its operations are influenced by politics.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wednesday was a snooze. "In fact, from a simple business perspective and to serve the public conversation, Twitter is incentivized to keep all voices on the platform", he said.

Many senators expressed anger at Google for declining the committee's request to send a senior executive to testify - the company was represented in the hearing room by an empty chair.

GOP Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the committee chairman, commended the companies for their efforts but said Congress was concerned that not enough has been done.

The two execs faced a barrage of questions about what they were doing to prevent the manipulation of their platforms, whether the intent was to harass or to affect election results.

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Despite the growing backlash from the right, there's no strong evidence to suggest systemic bias against conservatives on social media. "It violated the values of our company and of the country we love".

Executives from Facebook and Twitter faced threats of legislative action from sceptical USA politicians today over what many members of Congress see as a failure to combat foreign efforts to influence USA politics. "That's on us. This interference was completely unacceptable". That scrutiny has led to additional criticism over the companies' respect for user privacy and whether conservatives are being censored.

Twitter's Dorsey was to follow his Senate testimony with an appearance at an afternoon hearing looking at that issue in the House of Representatives.

Google's top executive, however, was a no-show, and lawmakers weren't happy about it. He contends top-down regulation doesn't make sense "as long as we're transparent around what's guiding our decisions and enforcement, that we show willingness to evolve the rules as circumstances evolve".

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday that he is planning on apologizing to the McCain family after the social media platform took hours to remove a threatening image featuring Meghan McCain shortly after her father's death, he told a congressional committee on Wednesday.

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