Senate Judiciary Committee votes to subpoena Twitter's Dorsey, Facebook's Zuckerberg

Twitter and Facebook have come under scrutiny in the lead-up to the election

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify on their companies' content moderation policies.

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With Democrats boycotting the committee meeting over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the subpoenas were approved by all 12 committee Republicans.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the motion because of the companies' alleged censorship of a New York Post story about emails allegedly found on Hunter Biden's laptop and other election-related content moderation policies.

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Earlier in October, the Senate Commerce Committee voted across party lines to subpoena FacebookAlphabet and Twitter ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Dorsey, Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify on their policies regarding bias, disinformation and privacy before that committee on Oct. 28.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a member of both the commerce and judiciary committees, has called the companies "the robber barons of the twenty-first century."

Twitter and Facebook declined to comment on the vote.

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FOX Business' Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.