Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Twitter, Reddit, Google and Fb to See ‘How the Unfold of Misinformation Contributed to Capitol Assault’

The illegitimate January 6 committee subpoenaed Twitter, Reddit, Google and Fb in its probe of the Capitol protest.

The panel requested the tech corporations for paperwork over the summer season nonetheless J-6 panel chairman Bennie Thompson mentioned the committee acquired “insufficient responses.”

The choose committee desires the paperwork to see how so-called ‘misinformation’ unfold on the platforms to ‘affect or overturn the 2020 election.’

“Two key questions for the Choose Committee are how the unfold of misinformation and violent extremism contributed to the violent assault on our democracy, and what steps — if any — social media corporations took to forestall their platforms from being breeding grounds for radicalizing individuals to violence,” Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) mentioned in a press release Thursday.

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The bipartisan committee had requested for a trove of data final summer season from these and different social corporations, however mentioned it acquired “insufficient responses” from a few of the largest platforms.

The committee once more demanded that Google mum or dad firm Alphabet, Twitter, Reddit and Meta — previously referred to as Fb — hand over a slew of data associated to home terrorism, the unfold of misinformation and efforts to affect or overturn the 2020 election.

“It’s disappointing that after months of engagement, we nonetheless wouldn’t have the paperwork and knowledge essential to reply these primary questions,” Thompson mentioned. “The Choose Committee is working to get solutions for the American individuals and assist guarantee nothing like January sixth ever occurs once more. We can’t enable our vital work to be delayed any additional.”

A Reddit spokesperson confirmed the corporate acquired the subpoena and mentioned in a press release they “will proceed to work with the committee on their requests.” A Twitter spokesperson declined to remark.

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