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Representative Frank Pallone, the top Democrat on the committee, said he was anxious that the Republicans were motivated by political concerns.

During that hearing, it's likely Dorsey will face questions about - and push back against - accusations of political bias against Republicans. Rosenberger, who testified before the same committee on foreign influence on social media last month, said she has "every expectation that [the hearing] will be serious from the lawmakers' side".

"Period", Dorsey told the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

"The actions we've taken in response. show our determination to do everything we can to stop this kind of interference from happening", Sandberg said.

Representative David Cicilline, a Democrat, blasted the hearing and Republicans, saying there is no evidence that the algorithms of social networks or search results are biased against conservatives.

"I'm disappointed Google decided against sending the right senior level executive", Sen.

"Let me be clear about one important and foundational fact: Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules. In particular, law enforcement should not threaten social media companies with unfounded investigations".




"Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules", Dorsey said in prepared remarks to a congressional hearing with U.S. technology giants.

Facebook has faced criticism for being a hotbed of misinformation during the 2016 election, with a large chunk of the content subsequently found to have been coming from Russian-backed troll farms.

They also asked Alphabet Inc's Google to send a top executive to testify, but declined its offer to dispatch Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker rather than Alphabet Chief Executive Larry Page.

Prior to the hearing, President Donald Trump in an interview with the Daily Caller accused social media companies of interfering in the US mid-term elections in November, without appearing to offer any evidence.

Google did release written "testimony" from Walker ahead of the hearing, even though he was not expected to appear.

Interfering in how companies like Google and Facebook present information would be a notable departure for the federal government, which has mostly taken a hands-off approach to the internet.

It's both Dorsey and Sandberg's debut on Capitol Hill, and they're tasked with defending their companies and the sometimes malicious behavior that occurs on each medium.

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