Sunday, May 29, 2022

January 6 committee subpoenas Big Tech (Google – Facebook – Twitter)

The House select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed social media giants Twitter, Reddit, and the parent companies of Facebook and Google, the panel’s chairman said Thursday.

The partisan committee had asked for a trove of records last summer from those and other social companies, but said it received “inadequate responses” from some of the largest platforms.

The committee again demanded that Google parent company Alphabet, Twitter, Reddit and Meta — formerly known as Facebook — hand over a slew of records related to domestic terrorism, the spread of misinformation and efforts to influence or overturn the 2020 election…

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