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Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at US House Judiciary hearing

The committee held a hearing in April on the same topic after representatives of the companies skipped it

Reuters  |  Washington 

The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said. Conservative Republicans in Congress have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected. House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement on Friday that he was pleased the companies will send experts ...

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 19:50 IST