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US Justice Department probes whether social media is 'stifling' speech

Updated : September 06, 2018 06:24 AM IST

Shares of social media companies slipped on Wednesday as the executives met sceptical lawmakers, with Twitter off 6.1 percent and Facebook around 2.3 percent lower in late afternoon trading. Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc. sank about 1 percent.
In the morning, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey testified at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on efforts to counteract foreign efforts to influence US elections and political discourse.
Committee members also criticized Google for refusing to send top executives to testify at the Senate hearing, with just weeks before the Nov. 6 congressional elections.
US Justice Department probes whether social media is 'stifling' speech

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