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Soledad O'Brien Among Witnesses for Disinformation Hearing

Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien is among the witnesses confirmed to testify during the House Energy & Commerce Committee's hearing on disinformation. (Image credit: Hearst TV)

The House Energy & Commerce Committee has lined up at least three witnesses for its hearing next week titled "Traditional Media’s Role in Promoting Disinformation and Extremism."

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Confirmed to testify are Soledad O'Brien, anchor of Matter of Fact and CEO, Soledad O'Brien Productions; Emily Bell, director, Tow Center for Digital Media, Columbia University; and Kristin Urquiza, co-founder, Marked by COVID.

“The prolonged severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the attack on our Capitol on January 6 have driven home a frightening reality: the spread of disinformation and extremism by traditional news media presents a tangible and destabilizing threat,” said House E&C Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle 9D-PA.) in announcing the Feb. 24 hearing.

The hearing will be remote via Cisco Webex.