Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Senate as well as House

CEO to appear before Senate judiciary and commerce committees in addition to House, amid investigation of Cambridge Analytica claims

Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before a joint hearing of two Senate committees, in addition to his appearance before a House committee next week.

The Facebook CEO will appear before the Senate judiciary and commerce committees on Tuesday, and then the House energy and commerce committee on Wednesday.

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Twitter bans 270,000 accounts for ‘promoting terrorism’

Social network records dip in sharing of ‘extremist content’ after its worldwide crackdown

Twitter removed more than 270,000 accounts around the world “for promoting terrorism” on the social network in the second half of 2017, according to the company’s latest transparency report.

The number of accounts permanently suspended for sharing what the firm called extremist content between July and December represents a drop for the second period in a row.

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