Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify before Senate Judiciary panel next week

Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify before Senate Judiciary panel next week
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Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter are all slated to testify before a Senate Judiciary panel on Tuesday, the day before company officials are set to appear in a pair of highly-anticipated intelligence hearings.

Tuesday’s hearing is before Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCentrist efforts to convince Trump to end shutdown falter Overnight Defense: Four Americans killed in Syria suicide attack | State of the Union becomes latest shutdown flashpoint | Missile defense review on track for Thursday release White House condemns 'terror attack' that killed US troops in Syria MORE’s (R-S.C.) subcommittee on crime and terrorism and will focus on how to combat extremist and Russian propaganda online, his office announced on Friday.

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Facebook and Twitter will be represented by their general counsels, while Google will send its director of law enforcement and information security.

On Wednesday, the general counsels for all three companies are scheduled to testify in back-to-back hearings before the Senate and House Intelligence committees.

They will brief lawmakers on Russian efforts to use their platforms to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Graham told Politico earlier this week that he had been asking the tech companies to attend the hearing.