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Facebook, Twitter, and Google Summoned to Congressional Panel on Russian Election Interference

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Representatives of Facebook , Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on Nov. 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in U.S. politics called by the U.S. Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.
Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a Congressional official said.
An official knowledgeable about House committee plans declined to disclosed whether the companies have agreed to send representatives to its hearing.
Sources said that Google had not yet notified the committees that it would send...
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Google, Facebook putting an early mark on political advertising bills

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Google and Facebook are looking to make an early imprint on legislation being drafted in the House and Senate that would force them and other online networks to disclose information about the buyers of political ads. Lobbyists from the Silicon Valley behemoths have met with the staffs of Sens. Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Derek Kilmer, all of whom are drawing up bills that would impose new regulations on the industry, according to Democratic aides and company representatives. The Senate bill is expected to be formally introduced next week. It is not clear when the House...
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