This story is from ABC News by Catherine Saaz:
Google and YouTube are deliberately not disclosing misinformation on their platforms to avoid the scrutiny leveled at other social media companies, California lawmaker Adam Schiff said Monday.
Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Google, which owns YouTube, seemed to rely on a policy of revealing “as little as possible” to prevent being criticized for inaction on misinformation. He was comparing this to the way other platforms have disclosed misinformation or revealed disinformation tactics intercepted by moderators.
“If they [Google] don’t discuss it or reveal it, then there is no problem,” he said.
Schiff was speaking as part of a forum on the consequences of digital platforms’ “misinformation negligence” hosted by George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics (IDDP). Monday’s forum was focused on misinformation that misleads voters and hurts election integrity.
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