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Senate Judiciary approves subpoenas for Twitter, Facebook CEOs


The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to subpoena Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about allegations of anti-conservative bias, ratcheting up GOP pressure on the social media companies’ content policies before the November election.

The panel has not set a date for the hearing. Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai are already scheduled to testify on Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee.

How the vote went down: The Judiciary Committee voted 12-0 to authorize the subpoenas, with all Judiciary Republicans voting in favor. Democrats boycotted the session over a separate vote on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Facebook and Twitter have faced mounting criticism from President Donald Trump and his Republican allies for limiting the spread of disputed New York Post reports about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son.

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