Twitter whistleblower set to testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday
Tuesday is a big day on capitol hill. Twitter whistleblower Peter Zatko is testifying before the senate judiciary committee. He’s Twitter’s former head of security who says too many staff are allowed to access the company’s central controls and sensitive information without adequate oversight.
He also said Twitter’s leadership has misled the board and government regulators about its security vulnerabilities including hacking, foreign spying and disinformation campaigns.
Ahead of the hearing, new polling reveals Americans largely support content moderation by big social media companies.
Polling from the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University found 70% believe social media companies are justified in removing users that violate their rules, 65% believe it’s justified to remove information that poses a risk to public health and safety, and 61% think social media companies should remove elected officials who violate their rules.
Taking it a step further, 60% of respondents support removing disruptive users, and 52% support removing disruptive elected officials. The poll also found that when it comes to collecting and using personal data, the most distrusted companies are facebook, tiktok and twitter. Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.