Social media CEOs grilled about bias, misinformation and censorship
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The FCC will accept comments within 45 days on a petition filed by the Trump administration to push for new transparency rules on social media content moderation, Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Monday..
Pye ignored calls from Democrats to reject the petition without public discussion. President Donald Trump instructed the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to petition after Twitter administration flagged his posts on mail-vote fraud in May, warning readers to fact-check.
Pye previously said he did not see the role the Commission could play in regulating social media, but he said on Monday that the Commission should welcome active discussion.. “The American people deserve the opportunity to speak up and we will give them that opportunity,” he said..
Democrat Commissioner Jeffrey Starks tweeted that the issue should be discussed in Congress. He suggested that the received comments be sent to legislators.
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