Top lawyers for Facebook, Twitter & Google will appear at the November 1 hearing before the United States (US) Senate Intelligence Committee, the two social media giants confirmed Thursday.
Facebook will be represented by general counsel Colin Stretch, while Twitter will send acting general counsel Sean Edgett.
Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, will be represented by an executive whose identity has not been disclosed yet.
The social media giants are facing government pressure over claims that “Russian” advertising somehow affected the 2016 US presidential election.
What does that mean? Were Facebook, Twitter & Google dupes for Russia b/c they sold ads? Were you, @CNN, & @nytimes dupes for Russia by peddling a story Comey said was false? Were @FBI, Dems & CNN dupes for Russia b/c they circulated a Russian #FakeNews dossier? #MAGA
— Dennis Drouillard (@DJD_Drouillard) 19 October 2017
Who paid for all the fake Russian Facebook and Twitter ads? You, FBI, Russia, GOP, or all? Whoever did- leads to Traitor Trump.
— Already Great USA (@AlreadygreatUSA) 19 October 2017