Google, Facebook, Twitter Asked to Appear at Second Senate PanelBy
Russian meddling, extremists’ use of social media among topics
House and Senate intelligence panels also holding hearings
Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of a judiciary subcommittee, said Wednesday that he invited representatives of the three companies to a hearing scheduled for Oct. 31 -- a day before Senate and House intelligence panels question officials from social media companies.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said he wants to discuss Russian election interference, the use of the companies’ networks by extremist groups and whether there needs to be new laws regulating social media.
— With assistance by Justin Blum