We don't censor conservatives — Twitter CEO

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Dorsey and other tech titans will be in the US capital on Wednesday to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is still probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, along with the general growing influence of social media to disseminate information.

"The goal of Twitter is to serve the public conversation, and we do not make value judgments on personal beliefs", Dorsey said in his remarks.

"We've removed hundreds of pages and accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior - meaning they misled others about who they were and what they were doing", Sandberg said. While the tweets were clearly prepared to go beforehand, this is the first time someone live-tweeted their testimony from the hot seat at a congressional hearing.

Facebook and Twitter are using increasingly sophisticated technology and artificial intelligence to combat the misuse.

Google declined to send a top executive, so the company's absence is marked by a glass of water and empty chair in the hearing room.

"Over the last 18 months we've met with dozens of Committee Members and briefed major Congressional Committees numerous times on our work to prevent foreign interference in United States elections", a Google spokesperson said in an email.

The Senate Intelligence Committee has been looking into Russian efforts to influence USA public opinion throughout Trump's presidency, after U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that entities backed by the Kremlin had sought to boost his chances of winning the White House in 2016.

"The bad news, I'm afraid, is there is still a lot of work to do and I'm skeptical ultimately you'll be able to address this challenge on your own", Warner said.

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"We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act", Sandberg will say.

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

Dorsey said it was "unacceptable" that she was not told.

Dorsey was responding to a question from California Representative Doris Matsui during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that focused on user privacy protections, misinformation, content moderation and alleged bias against political conservatives on Twitter.

Trump was quoted as saying in the interview on Tuesday that "I think they already have" interfered. 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.

Dorsey will testify on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Republicans control both the House and Senate and the elections will decide whether they keep their majorities.

"I'm disappointed Google decided against sending the right senior level executive", committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said in his opening remarks.

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