Panel Still Waiting for Twitter’s Answers in Russia Probe, Warner Says

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The Senate Intelligence Committee is still waiting on Twitter to answer questions in the committee’s Russia investigation, the panel’s top Democrat said.

“I’m disappointed. I’ve been disappointed throughout this” by Twitter Inc.’s failure to be more cooperative, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia said Tuesday. “The other companies met the deadline.”

Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have delivered answers to detailed questions senators posed after a public hearing with the three technology giants last year on disclosures that Russians had exploited their networks.

San Francisco-based Twitter said in an emailed statement Tuesday that “we are continuing to work closely with committee investigators to provide detailed, thorough answers to their questions. As our review is ongoing, we want to ensure we are providing Congress with the most complete, accurate answers possible. We look forward to finalizing our responses soon.”

The Intelligence committee is deciding on public recommendations to secure the 2018 midterm elections from interference, and Warner said he hopes those can be released by early February in advance of the primary season.

Warner has repeatedly pressed the technology companies to do more to counter foreign interference.

— With assistance by Selina Wang

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