Twitter To Testify To Congress In Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – The social media giant Twitter has agreed to appear for a public hearing before one of the Senate committees probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

A person familiar with the interactions between Twitter and the Senate Intelligence committee says the company will participate in a Nov. 1 public hearing. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the committee’s work is confidential.

The committee has been examining how fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter were used by Russians to promote propaganda and misinformation during the 2016 election. Facebook has said it will also participate in the public hearing.

The House intelligence committee also has invited Twitter to appear for a public hearing this month.

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