Facebook and Twitter executives during House testimony hearings in March: Report

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Facebook and Twitter’s top executives are in talks with members of the House of Representatives to testify at a hearing next month, Politico reports on Friday, citing people familiar with the plans.

The exact focus of the hearing is still unclear, the report said.

Facebook has discussed giving its CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and his boss, Jack Dorsey, discussed the same thing, Politico said, referring to one man.

According to the report, the appearance of the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter may depend on them testifying together with Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and his parent company, Alphabet.

A firm hearing date has not yet been set, but it could come as early as March, the report said, citing sources.

Facebook, Google and Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. The House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to comment.

All three chiefs attended a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in October. Republican lawmakers questioned them about their decisions to moderate the content, while Democrats focused mainly on insufficient action against disinformation that is hampering the election.

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