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 Facebook and Google’s father or mother Alphabet for nearly 5 hours. Tensions have been excessive as they requested them to reply “yes 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.
During the listening to, Dorsey tweeted “?” with a ballot asking Twitter customers to vote “yes” or “no.” Democratic Representative Kathleen Rice requested: “Mr. Dorsey, what is winning, yes or no, on your Twitter account poll?”
Dorsey instructed her that “yes” was profitable, to which she replied: “Your multi-tasking skills are quite impressive.”
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai have been additionally witnesses on the joint listening to by two subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Lawmakers from each events tried all through the listening to to pin down the tech CEOs with questions needing solely “yes” or “no” solutions, interrupting them once they tried to provide longer ones. Lawmakers quizzed the executives over issues from COVID-19 misinformation, harassment, hate speech and extremism.
As the listening to happened, Dorsey additionally preferred tweets criticising elements 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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