Twitter Shares Fall While Dorsey Addresses Bots, Regulation

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The company's No. 2 executive says in prepared testimony ahead of a Senate intelligence committee hearing Wednesday that those adversaries include financially motivated troll farms and "sophisticated military intelligence operations".

Dorsey offered an explanation of how San Francisco-based Twitter uses "behavioral signals", such as the way accounts interact and behave on the service.

Executives from Facebook and Twitter are testifying before Congress on Wednesday in their latest attempt to assure lawmakers that they are capable of protecting the upcoming midterm elections from foreign interference - but the loudest message may have come from Google, which was represented by an empty chair.

But no executive from Alphabet's Google is expected to testify, after the company declined the Senate Intelligence Committee's request to send one of its most senior executives, frustrating lawmakers.

Shares of some of the world's largest tech companies were taking a beating Wednesday as executives from Twitter and Facebook testified before Congress.

This will be the first time Sandberg has publicly faced significant questioning about Facebook's role in the 2016 election.

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The later hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee was to focus on bias and Twitter's algorithms. Some Republicans, including President Trump, have pushed the idea ahead of the elections that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared. Twitter has been accused by some of suppressing conservative voices on the platform - which the company denied in July. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Google doesn't "understand the problem" if it doesn't want to work with the government to find solutions. Lawyers for Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by senators over the course of two days last October, after the extent of the Russian social media influence operation was revealed.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company is getting better at finding and combating adversaries who try to use the platform.

The companies have made many policy changes, and have caught and banned malicious accounts over the past year.

Dorsey said Twitter has continued to identify accounts that may be linked to the same Russian internet agency as identified in Mueller's indictment.

Only Dorsey was invited to the House hearing after specific Republican concerns about bias on Twitter.

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