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Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chair and ranking member, of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that the CEOs of Discord Snap and X, formerly Twitter, were subpoenaed to appear at a committee hearing scheduled for Dec. 6, which will focus on the prevalence and nature of online child sexual exploitation.
The Committee was forced to enlist assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service to personally serve the subpoenas. The announcement on Tuesday stated that the Marshals Service would personally serve the subpoenas.
Since the beginning of the current Congress, the members of our Committee have rallied to a bipartisan issue that is of great importance: protecting children against the dangers in the online world. The issue is at the forefront of parents’ minds, and Big Tech can’t be allowed to ignore its failure to protect our children.
We promised Big Tech at our February hearing that they would have the chance to explain why they failed to protect children. “Now’s the time,” said the statement.
After “repeatedly refusing to appear” during negotiations lasting several weeks, the senators issued subpoenas for Jason Citron, CEO at Discord, Evan Spiegel CEO at Snap Inc. and Linda Yaccarino CEO at X.
The committee is still in discussions with Meta and TikTok, and it expects that their CEOs – Mark Zuckerberg and Shou zi Chew – will be willing to testify.
Sen. Marsha BLACKBURN, R-Tenn., co-authors of the bipartisan Kids Online Safety Act said that social media profits give companies “every motivation” to continue “hiding [their] bad behavior from Congress.”
“Big Tech has repeatedly refused to take responsibility for the harm their platforms do to children. Blackburn, Fox News Digital: “Big Tech will do anything to continue to profit off our children. They’ll lobby against strong bipartisan legislation such as the Kids Online Safety Act or bury their own internal research.”
“I find this reprehensible but not surprising that the Judiciary Committee was forced to send U.S. The subpoenas were delivered by marshals. She said that these companies are motivated to hide their bad behavior.