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Twitter, Meta Among Companies Subpoenaed in House Riot Probe

  • YouTube, Reddit material also sought by select committee
  • House panel previously sought records on voluntary basis
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Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., Twitter Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube and Reddit Inc. are being subpoenaed to turn over posts, videos and other material to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the panel’s chairman announced Thursday.

In letters released Thursday, committee Chair Bennie Thompson said the companies provided “inadequate responses” to requests in August to voluntarily turn material from users and internal documents related to efforts to overturn the 2020 elections. Also sought were internal reviews, data and communications about posts signaling acts by domestic violent extremists or foreign actors.