Tech Giants Set to Testify Before Congress on Extremist Content

January 16, 2018
OAN Newsroom

Tech giant officials are returning to the nation’s capital to testify about their efforts in cracking down on extremist content online.

The head’s of Global Public Policy for Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are set to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

(Photo/Reuters)

During the hearing, each representative is expected to discuss how they are handling extremist propaganda on social media platforms.

Additionall. they will cover how they are preventing the spread of those posts.

The meeting comes just months after the companies faced speculation surrounding alleged Russian purchases of advertisements during the 2016 presidential election

66 Comments on "Tech Giants Set to Testify Before Congress on Extremist Content"

  1. Good job Tech giant officials. Better late than never, but everyone knows the internet is vast and gamming takes up large parts of the day.

  2. nfcapitalist | January 17, 2018 at 8:55 am |

    In war and politics it appears the winner is simply the last man standing… communists operate on this policy as can be proven by reading Rules for Radicals.

    In the end it… radical ideas such as those demonstrated by our founders in the Declaration of Independence… is dictated by the winners… and who is in charge… wasn’t that supposed to be we the people and not government?

  3. Nitwit Hunter | January 17, 2018 at 6:15 am |

    The cockroaches have called a meeting to vote the humans out of the house.

  4. We just need to turn the power off for 3 months. That would take care of the cities

  5. Problem is they censor conservative posts and Trump supporters post because their far left ideology thinks its extremist right wing propaganda. That is first amendment protected.

    • nfcapitalist | January 17, 2018 at 9:01 am |

      Are constitutional conservatives extremists or is that pesky constitution… just so yesterday now?

  6. Burrito Jackson | January 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm |

    Who gets to define what is extremist?

    • Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and the SPLC

      • nfcapitalist | January 17, 2018 at 9:07 am |

        The insanely rich always want to rule the peasants… no offense to the insanely rich but you wouldn’t rule your next meal if it weren’t for those who take out the garbage, arrest murderers, or bake bread… that light switch on the wall won’t work without the peasants who know how the real world works.

  7. A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm |

    Extremists are going to crack down on extremists? Something tells me this is not going to work out well for freedom and liberty.

  8. Weakest headline in weeks. Come OAN. Please, do better than that.

    Love ya.

  9. Jeffrey Martin | January 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm |

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to take their word on what is extremist.

  10. Is Russia forbidden from purchasing ad time in America? I see China advertised everyday and they are far worse than Russia as far as a threat to the US and for human rights. Oh, you say we need them for our Big Screen TV’s? Well that makes sense then. VIVA LA CHINA!

  11. All American | January 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm |

    Excellent! Now how about tackling unethical media!

    • Hi, AA!

      From what I can discern from other related articles, “extremist” = conservative. Conservatives are under attack by twitter and other sites.

  12. Here’s one question: Does their definition of extremism follow the tenets of the Secular Humanism Religion?

    If it does, that is in opposition to the US Constitution.

  13. Dont worry, Twitter has been shadow banning what they consider to be extremist propaganda. Conservatives with post’s who put Trump, the GOP and conservative values in positive light who also make negative comments about the democrats. Liberal bases are covered.

  14. Be very careful how you tread on terms like “extremist” content. the definition changes with dems
    Remember the Communist democrats call Patriotic tax paying conservative Americans – . extremists….
    Proof we need to exterminate the commie parasites from US Government!

  15. I guess the real question is: what do they consider extremist? Is it Islamists spewing hate and ideas for attacks? Or is it an American questioning why some social media company will be able to censor me? And who makes the definition of extremist and is it going to remain constant regardless of who is in power?

  16. “Extremist”= conservative.

  17. landy fincannon | January 16, 2018 at 11:28 am |

    Yes, and every bit of the data is stored in Utah by the real extremists, our government.

    • Our government is only extremists if who is in charge is not liked by the liberals and or progressive communist’s.

  18. I doubt they will be asked why they are accused of censoring conservative views.

  19. Problem is “Extremist Content” to these snowflakes in the tech industry is anything to the Right of Jane Fonda!

  20. @JohnMcCainsTumor | January 16, 2018 at 11:15 am |

    Twitter blocked me for 12 hours today for calling wetbacks wetbacks.

  21. Extremist Propaganda ?

    Like ordinary Americans using their 1st Amendment rights ?

    • Not exactly. When our founders wrote the First Amendment, it was already stated in our Constitution that our freedom documents were intended for a “religious” and “moral” people. And in the 1700’s, this included people who shared a Christian world view. Our Constitutional rights were never intended for barbarian types like isis, hamas, or others that our founders refered to as hostiles to this country.

      But, I’m sure that the majority in our gov’t ignore this fact and make the 1st Amendment what they want it to be and for whom they want.

      • Liberal judges and many democratic congressman have already admitted they do. The Bill of Rights and the Constitution is a living breathing document that should be interpreted by current day standards and beliefs.

        • A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm |

          That being said, it is also true that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The problem Democrats have is understanding that the Constitution is law that cannot change without approval of our Representatives.

        • Uh, no, they are a road map to good governance, better than anything else ever devised. If they are interpreted by current day standards, they are done. You might as well go ahead and rip them up.
          They are not a living breathing document. They and the Bible are the bedrock on which our Republic stands, and the strata goes down to the Magna Carta and the ancient Hellenic culture as well.
          If those things are destroyed (changed, modified), ipso facto, so is Western culture.

      • Time to stop putting the religion of ATHEISM above all others.

        • Christopher Binkowski | January 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm |

          ‘The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.’ Psalm 14:1

          • Sorry, you’re continuing what Christianity’s sibling, Islam does, faith in the word of extremist and fanatical men. The word of of God is the word of ancient men. Nothing more nothing less. By qouting these completely out of context, the war of my God is mightier than yours will never end. The human race needs to grow up, take responsibility for our own people; worldwide.

          • Christopher Binkowski | January 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm |

            Pythagoras was an ancient man. You believe him.

            Thus, you are a hypocrite

          • A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:14 pm |

            If you include Islam and Christianity as the same religion, you are definitely the minority. But you are correct they both share the same history.

          • 1) Islam is not Christianity’s ‘sibling’. It’s the polar opposite of what Christianity is and stands for.
            2) How do you know those ‘ancient mens’ words were not inspired by God? Prove it!
            3) It’s not really a ‘war of my God is mightier than yours’, really; it is an existential war of cultures, and the moslem drive to conquest of the West would exist even if Christianity did not exist.
            4) The human race simply needs a power greater than itself to endure and prosper. To grow up partly involves taking responsibility for your own weaknesses (yes everybody DOES have them, we are a tragically flawed species) and realize that ultimately you really do need something, some reason or rationale against the night and the chaos. Christians are well armored against the chaotic and indifferent cosmos.
            Good luck expecting the human race to ‘grow up’. It ain’t gonna happen without crippling our creativity, drive, what makes us human. Totalitarian societies, like Islam, stifle those things, it stifles everything I value and probably everything you value as well.
            Read some C. S. Lewis. It puts things in full perspective and context.

        • A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:20 pm |

          Atheism is not a religion. It is lack of religion. We already know where they stand on tolerance.

      • Well said, exceptional! Not being sarcastic at all. Just wanted to say, well said and very true.

      • A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm |

        That illegal imigrant majority is fast overtaking the American majority. We must act with everything we have to stop the Democrat party from subverting our soverignty.

        • Sometimes our country comes first the U.S . Even if stepping on the toes of imigrants is done. How much more can this country afford before were bankrupt.

    • No , Like Foreign Terrorist using Our 1st Amendment Rights ! Get it now ?

      • Yeah sure, that’s what Google and Twitter are worried about.
        Not.

      • All American | January 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm |

        Right?? J = Thick as a brick⬇️

      • HarryObrian | January 17, 2018 at 6:10 am |

        It doesn’t matter what they say… It matters what they do. People waste to much time trying to censor and not enough time fully punishing the actions of the guilty. This is nothing but job security is job 1.

        • Kathy Martin | January 17, 2018 at 7:50 am |

          You’re right, actions speak louder than words. However, I’d still like to shut up that idiot L sarsour

    • All American | January 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm |

      Don’t you think this is about tackling extremism? Terrorism?

      • They appear to be labeling conservatives “extremist”, suspending, shadow banning, or outright banning conservatives.

    • Varangian Guard | January 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm |

      Maybe extremists like Martha Waters ……extremely ignorant. I do encourage that they let her and negative Nancy speak early and often. It can only make things better for anyone but them and I have learned to be entertained after the urge to strike them subsides

    • A marcus Young | January 16, 2018 at 10:08 pm |

      I believe people should always take priority over corporations when free speech needs to be protected.

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