Bloomberg Law
March 22, 2021, 9:00 AM

House to Confront Tech CEOs Over Online Spread of False Info

Rebecca Kern
Rebecca Kern

The chief executives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter are set to testify before Congress this week, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle prepare to press the companies over the spread of false information that contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attacks.

Two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees will hold a joint hearing Thursday focused on the growth of misinformation and disinformation shared on Facebook, Twitter , and Alphabet Inc.‘s Google and Youtube. The hearing will give lawmakers an opportunity to air their grievances, and discuss legislative efforts targeting the broad liability shield that protect the ...

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