Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey wrote on Twitter of his concern over questions from U.S. lawmakers on social media during a series of misinformation on Thursday, which led to one conference member calling for more of his work.
Lawmakers anointed Dorsey and Facebook executives and parents of the Google Alphabet for about five hours. The situation was tense as they were asked to answer “yes or no” to questions ranging from whether their platforms were involved in the January 6 violence to whether they understood the difference between the two.
During the hearing, Dorsey tweeted “?” with a survey asking Twitter users to vote “yes” or “no.” Democratic Alliance spokeswoman Kathleen Rice asked: “Mr. Dorsey, what wins, yes or no, in your Twitter account survey?”
Dorsey told him that “yes” he was winning, and he replied: “Your ability to do a lot of work is admirable.”
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet chief executive Sundar Photos are also witnesses to this court in a joint operation by the two committees of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Lawmakers from both sides have tried during the hearing to force tech executives with questions that require only “yes” or “no” answers, interrupting them as they try to give longer ones. Lawmakers questioned administrators about concerns about COVID-19 misconceptions, harassment, hate speech, and extremes.
During the hearing, Dorsey also liked tweets criticizing the features of the session, including asking why members of Congress mispronounced Potayi’s name, in response to a tweet confirming that he was barefoot during the call. His vote on Thursday afternoon cast more than 71,000 votes.