Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) asked pointed questions of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday about their use of coordination tools to censor information across platforms as well as a tracking tool that follows users even when they think they are anonymous.
Hawley said during a Senate Judiciary Committee session that the two platforms and Google use a coordination tool called Tasks to coordinate censorship.
Another tool, Centra, tracks even anonymous users across the Internet.
Hawley said it was time to act to curb the “modern-day robber barons” big tech platforms have become.
His follow-up questions to the two platforms sought to gain information about the Tasks and Centra tools and how the platforms are using them disproportionately to censor conservatives.
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