Tech executives on Capitol Hill

Leaders from Twitter and Facebook were in the hot seat facing questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 elections. Google was notably absent. ABC News' Ali Rogin reports.
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The Department of Justice is flying to investigate political bias and social media attorney general Jeff Sessions says. He'll meet with state attorney general's this month to examine the quote stifling their voices. All of this is top exacts from Twitter and FaceBook were on Capitol Hill ABC's Alley Rogen has more. Jack Dorsey a Twitter Sheryl Sandberg of FaceBook first time for both in the congressional hot seat. Telling members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. They are learning for miss step that allowed Russia to infiltrate US social media and influenced the 2016 election. We are excuse lettuce spot tests and tuzla an act. That is on asked we found ourselves on prepared and ill equipped for the immense city of the problems that we've acknowledged. The hearing was almost as notable for who wasn't there. Google co-founder Larry Page and empty chair left open for him. I'd say though I'm deeply disappointed that Google. My most influential digital platforms in the world. Chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee a separate Google executives submitted written testimony. Meanwhile in a later house hearing Dorsey faced questions about his platforms search results. And whether their bias against conservatives a practice critics called shadow banning. Dorsey said his platform is unbiased. Lawmakers had some suggestions for Dorsey including setting up an independent advisory board to help guard against bias. Dorsey also volunteered that he wants to hire more employees from outside the largely liberal city of San Francisco. Where the company is headquartered. Alley wrote in ABC news Capitol Hill.

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