Senate panel wants CEOs of Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify Oct. 1: report

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The Republican-led Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook , Alphabet’s Google and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing if the three execs don’t agree by Thursday night to requests to appear, according to a Politico report citing an internal committee email. The hearing is expected to cover Big Tech’s liability protections. The news comes as the Trump administration pushes for curbs to longstanding legal protections for internet companies that would force them to shoulder more responsibility for managing content on their sites.
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