The House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter is already raising questions. Namely, what the heck is that thing on Jack Dorsey’s kitchen counter?
The freshly trimmed Twitter CEO appeared before the congressional committee to answer questions about social media’s role in spreading disinformation, particularly in the lead-up to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. He appeared alongside (to the extent that anything is “alongside” in a Zoom-based hearing) Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook overlord Mark Zuckerberg.
As Dorsey promised to “make our internal processes both more robust and more accountable to the people we serve,” focus quickly turned to his suspiciously tidy background. In the lower-left corner of the screen, viewers spotted a bizarre-looking… thing.