Senate to Hear From Google, Twitter, Facebook

The Senate Intelligence Committee says it will hear from Facebook, Twitter and Google Nov. 1.

The committee has scheduled a hearing on that date, the latest in a series of hearings related to Russian interference in the U.S. elections, which included ads on those social media platforms.

The committee wants to hear what those companies are doing to mitigate potential interference in the 2018 election.

Scheduled to testify are Colin Stretch, VP and general counsel at Facebook; Kent Walker, SVP and general counsel at Google; and Sean Edgett, general counsel at Twitter.

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.