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Chairman: Senate Judiciary to vote on subpoena for Mark Zuckerberg

Chairman: Senate Judiciary to vote on subpoena for Mark Zuckerberg
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The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next week on whether to authorize a subpoena for Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergBipartisan attorneys general urge Facebook to scrap planned Instagram for kids Hillicon Valley: Broadband companies funded fake net neutrality comments, investigation finds | Twitter rolls out tip feature | Google to adopt 'hybrid work week' Oversight Board achieving what government cannot MORE after criticism over the platform's handling of limiting the spread of a New York Post story, according to committee chairman Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump critics push new direction for GOP Graham warns about trying to 'drive' Trump from GOP: 'Half the people will leave' Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP MORE (R-S.C.). 

Graham indicated to Politico on Friday that the committee will vote on whether to subpoena Zuckerberg, a day after Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzYang: Those who thought tweet in support of Israel was 'overly simplistic' are correct CNN asks Carol Baskin to comment on loose Texas tiger Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump MORE (R-Texas) said the committee will vote on whether or not to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. 

Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyMore than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill Senate Commerce Committee advances Biden's FTC nominee Lina Khan Republicans' 'marriage bonus' is social engineering at its worst MORE (R-Mo.) said Friday the committee should also vote to subpoena Zuckerberg amid harsh criticism from congressional Republicans over the platform's decision to curb the spread of the Post story about Hunter Biden. The story drew skepticism over its sourcing. 

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Graham indicated he would follow through with Hawley’s suggestion. 

“Yeah, I think I will,” Graham told Politico, when asked about Hawley’s remarks as Graham campaigned in North Charleston, S.C. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE and his GOP allies this week harshly criticized Twitter and Facebook over their handling of the Post story, renewing allegations that the platforms harbor an anti-conservative bias. 

Twitter blocked users from tweeting links to the Post story, saying the article violated its hacked materials policy. The company on Thursday night said it had changed its policy on hacked material. 

Facebook has not made clear which aspect of the Post article led to the decision to limit its spread. The company pointed to its policy on viral misinformation, which states that Facebook can limit distribution before a third-party fact-checker evaluates a piece “if we have signals that a piece of content is false.” 

Zuckerberg and Dorsey are already slated to appear before the Senate Commerce Committee later this month as part of a previously scheduled hearing. 

Facebook declined to comment. A spokesperson for Graham was not immediately available for comment.