Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with U.S. lawmakers’ questions on the social media platform during a hearing 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 had been excessive as they requested them to reply “yes or no” to questions starting from whether or not their platforms bore any duty for the Jan. 6 riot to whether or not they understood the distinction between the 2 phrases.
During the hearing, Dorsey tweeted “?” with a ballot asking Twitter Inc customers to vote “yes” or “no.” Democratic Representative Kathleen Rice requested: “Mr. Dorsey, what is winning, yes or no, on your Twitter account poll?”
— jack (@jack) March 25, 2021
Dorsey instructed her that “yes” was successful, to which she replied: “Your multi-tasking skills are quite impressive.”
Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai had been additionally witnesses on the joint hearing by two subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Lawmakers from each events tried all through the hearing to pin down the tech CEOs with questions needing solely “yes” or “no” solutions, interrupting them after they tried to present longer ones. Lawmakers quizzed the executives over considerations from COVID-19 misinformation, harassment, hate speech and extremism.
As the hearing occurred, Dorsey additionally appreciated tweets criticizing points of the session, together with asking why members of Congress had been mispronouncing Pichai’s identify, and replied to a tweet confirming that he was barefoot during the decision. His ballot on Thursday afternoon had greater than 71,000 votes.