Senate Intel plans to haul in execs from Facebook, Twitter and Google for testimony

The Senate Intelligence Committee is planning on holding a hearing in the fall with executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google, a spokesperson for the panel's chairman confirmed Wednesday.

Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrLawmakers applaud Trump's ban on flavored e-cigarettes Trump to hold campaign rally in North Carolina day before special House election Hoekstra emerges as favorite for top intelligence post MORE (R-N.C.) is pushing for top officials from each company to attend the hearing, which is expected to be held the first week of September.

The Hill previously reported that the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerOvernight Defense: Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions | Trump meeting with Ukrainian leader at UN | Trump touts relationship with North Korea's Kim as 'best thing' for US Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg courts critics on Capitol Hill | Amazon makes climate pledge | Senate panel approves 0M for state election security Zuckerberg woos Washington critics during visit MORE (Va.), was in the process of pushing the panel to hold a hearing with such tech companies.

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A source with knowledge of the hearing planned for early September told The Hill that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg have both confirmed they will attend the hearing. The source said that Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been invited to testify, as well.

Another source with knowledge of the hearings maintained that formal invitations had not yet been sent to all the companies.

Representatives for Twitter and Facebook both declined to comment on the hearings. Google did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

BuzzFeed News first reported on the details of the hearing.

The hearing is a follow-up to the panel's hearing in November, in which lawmakers grilled lawyers from each firm for how their platform was manipulated by Russian trolls seeking to influence the election.

In April, Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook announces tens of thousands of app suspensions after internal audit On The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts MORE testified before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees and the House Energy and Commerce Committee to speak on his company’s relationship with the now-defunct British political research firm Cambridge Analytica.