Hawley accuses Facebook of coordinating with social media platforms to control information

Hawley accuses Facebook of coordinating with social media platforms to control information


Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, on Tuesday accused Facebook of coordinating with other companies such as Twitter and Google to control what information appears on their platforms.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Mr. Hawley that the companies did share information regarding signals and intelligence for security purposes affecting their platforms.

“We do coordinate on, and share signals on, security-related topics,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “So for example, if there is signal around a terrorist attack or around child-exploitation imagery or around a foreign government creating an influence operation, that is an area where the companies do share signals about what they see. But I think it’s important to be very clear that that is distinct from the content moderation policies that we or the other companies have.”

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Mr. Zuckerberg said the companies did not make collaborative content-enforcement policies, and he added that he would talk to his team and follow up with Mr.

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