Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Twitter, Reddit, Meta, and Alphabet

Posted on AllSides January 13th, 2022
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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Captiol riot on Thursday issued subpoenas to four different tech giants, arguing the companies have thus far provided an "inadequate response" to the committee's requests for information, The Washington Post reports.

Twitter, Reddit, and the parent companies of both Facebook and Google (known as Meta and Alphabet, respectively) all received subpoenas. 

"Two key questions for the Select Committee are how the spread of misinformation and violent extremism contributed to the violent attack on our democracy," said committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) in a...

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