C-SPAN Will Cover Russia Hearings with Social Media Giants

C-SPAN will be busy Tuesday (Oct. 31) covering a trio of Hill hearings featuring executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google.

All three were prompted by those companies' role in Russia's election meddling and online political advertising and social media posts.

The three hearings are an Oct. 31 Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee hearing, on "Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online: Working with Tech to Find Solutions"; a Nov. 1 (9:30 a.m.) Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on social media influence in elections, and a House Select Intelligence Committee hearing Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m. on  "Russia Investigative Task Force: Social Media Companies."

Live coverage will be apportioned among C-SPAN-3, c-span.org and C-SPAN radio.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.