Trump, without evidence, accuses social media companies of election meddling

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Walker's written testimony says the company found "limited activity" around government-backed election interference following the 2016 vote and took "swift action" once it did.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is getting better at finding and combating adversaries who try to use the platform.

The Twitter CEO will be facing the US Congress in another session separate from the hearing with Google and Facebook executives. But we are even more determined - and we will continue to fight back. "That is on us", said Sandberg.

A spokesperson for Twitter declined to comment, but in past hearings Twitter officials have affirmed the gravity of the situation.

"Over the last 18 months we've met with dozens of Committee Members and briefed major Congressional Committees numerous times on our work to prevent foreign interference in United States elections", a Google spokesperson said in a statement. "However, we've also seen what can happen when our service is abused".

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"Any suggestion that Jack made or overruled any of these decisions is completely and totally false", Twitter's chief legal officer, Vijaya Gadde, told the Journal.

"Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules", Dorsey said in prepared remarks to a congressional hearing with USA technology giants. Twitter denies that's happening.

In prepared remarks released Tuesday by the Energy and Commerce Committee, Dorsey said his company "does not use political ideology to make any decisions, whether related to ranking content on our service or how we enforce our rules". "We believe strongly in being impartial, and we strive to enforce our rules impartially".

Both hearings will also give lawmakers their latest chance to show their own mastery of the technological material and brush off some criticism that followed the April hearing with Zuckerberg in which some Senators didn't seem to understand some basics about the social network.

"As a bipartisan report from this committee said, Russian Federation used social media as part of, and I quote, a comprehensive and multi-faceted campaign to sow discord, undermine democratic institutions, and interfere in US elections and those of our allies", she explained. Now, executives from some of those giants will tell lawmakers the steps they have taken since to prevent similar attacks.