J6 comm hits social media platforms

Nancy Pelosi’s House Select Committee investigating January 6 is claiming that the response to their initial request for documentation from major social media platforms made back in August 2021 was lackluster, so the panel is doubling down on demanding answers from these companies.The committee announced on Thursday that it has issued four subpoenas, going to the Google parent company Alphabet, the Facebook parent company Meta, Reddit, and Twitter.The Select Committee has issued subpoenas to four social media companies as a part of its investigation.After inadequate responses to prior requests for information, the Select Committee is demanding records from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit, and Twitter.— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) January 13, 2022
“Two key questions for the Select Committee are how the spread of misinformation and violent extremism contributed to the violent attack on our democracy, and what steps—if any—social media companies took to prevent their platforms from being breeding grounds for radicalizing people to violence,” Committee Chair Bennie Thompson said.“It’s disappointing that after months of engagement, we still do not have the documents and information necessary to answer those basic questions,” he continued.The Ja …

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