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Sandberg and Dorsey Pressed on Regulation as Twitter Shares Fall

  • Google’s chair in Senate panel’s hearing room remained empty
  • Intelligence panel rejected Google’s offer to send top lawyer
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Bloomberg’s Selina Wang reports on Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg testifying before Congress.Source: Bloomberg)
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Senators raised the prospect of regulating social media platforms as they confronted Twitter Inc.’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg over their companies’ efforts to stop foreign meddling and deceptive messages.

“If the answer is regulation, let’s have an honest dialogue about what that looks like,” Senator Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said at a hearing with the tech executives on Wednesday that stretched over 2 1/2 hours.