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To summarize: The witnesses testified, each relies on paid human-int (employees), user complaints, and automated rules ("algorithms") in combination to identify, evaluate, or validate objectionable "user content". Note also SALGADO's responses and silences throughout the hearing as subtle counterfactual.
The headline topic "Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online" is pretext to secure far more ranging cooperation from these publishers to police "user content", eg. number of cell text message responses to a posted solicitation, and legal identity of "users", eg. "beneficial owner of a (shell) corporation". In generally, Democratic Party members were preoccupied with instances of suspected Russian "meddling and interference" such as false voter instructions; Republican Party members were skeptical of witnesses' claims in terms of operating capacities and technical expertise to avoid first amendment violations.
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
Trying to appease Congress and fend off threats of government regulation, the rich tech companies displayed their eagerness to eradicate any Russian taint.
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