Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with US lawmakers’ questions on the social media platform throughout a listening to about misinformation on Thursday, main one member of congress to name out his multi-tasking.
Lawmakers grilled Dorsey and the CEOs of Fb and Google’s mother or father Alphabet for nearly 5 hours. Tensions have been excessive as they requested them to reply “sure or no” to questions starting from whether or not their platforms bore any accountability for the January 6 riot to whether or not they understood the distinction between the 2 phrases.
Through the listening to, Dorsey tweeted “?” with a ballot asking Twitter customers to vote “sure” or “no.” Democratic Consultant Kathleen Rice requested: “Mr. Dorsey, what’s successful, sure or no, in your Twitter account ballot?”
Dorsey advised her that “sure” was successful, to which she replied: “Your multi-tasking expertise are fairly spectacular.”
Fb Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have been additionally witnesses on the joint listening to by two subcommittees of the Home Vitality and Commerce Committee.
Lawmakers from each events tried all through the listening to to pin down the tech CEOs with questions needing solely “sure” or “no” solutions, interrupting them after they tried to offer longer ones. Lawmakers quizzed the executives over considerations from COVID-19 misinformation, harassment, hate speech and extremism.
Because the listening to passed off, Dorsey additionally favored tweets criticising features of the session, together with asking why members of Congress have been mispronouncing Pichai’s title, and replied to a tweet confirming that he was barefoot throughout the name. His ballot on Thursday afternoon had greater than 71,000 votes.
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