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Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at election security hearing

May 21, 2019

Via: The Hill

Google, Facebook and Twitter will send representatives to testify at an upcoming hearing on election security, the House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Monday.

The officials will likely field questions about their companies’ efforts to stave off disinformation and manipulation ahead of the 2020 presidential election after facing enormous scrutiny for allowing bad actors to take advantage of their platforms in 2016.

The hearing, held by the Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security, will examine the “security of the nation’s election systems, including the government’s response to ongoing attempts by malicious actors to interfere in our elections, influence public opinion, and undermine U.S. electoral processes,” according to the committee.

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