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    Twitter Inc’s chief executive Jack Dorsey will appear before a US House of Representatives committee on September 5 to face the concerns about social media removing conservative-produced content.

    Republican Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), the panel’s chairman, said in a statement issued Friday that he expects Dorsey to be “forthright and transparent” regarding the social media platform’s algorithms and content judgment calls.

    Walden also said that the House Energy and Commerce Committee “intends to ask tough questions about how Twitter monitors and polices content," noting that “Twitter is an incredibly powerful platform that can change the national conversation in the time it takes a tweet to go viral”

    The concerns were raised after US President Donald Trump, in a Friday tweet, accused social media companies of silencing “millions of people” thus censoring the unwanted opinions. He did not mention specific companies.

    Trump also claimed that social media companies were “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.” That criticism came after large media companies Apple, Facebook and Google removed content posted by InfoWars host Alex Jones from their platforms. Jones’ Twitter account was also temporarily banned on August 15 for seven days for violating the company’s rules.


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