Web giants summoned in Russia election probe

  • 15/10/2017
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Donald Trump may have benefited from Russian meddling in the election, some believe. Photo credit: Getty

Representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google have been asked to appear on November 1 at hearings on alleged Russian interference in US politics called by the US Senate and House Intelligence Committees, officials said.

Facebook and Twitter have already agreed to send representatives to the Senate committee hearing, a Congressional official said.

An official knowledgeable about House committee plans declined to disclosed whether the companies have agreed to send representatives to its hearing.

Sources said that Google had not yet notified the committees that it would send representatives to the hearings, though ultimately the company was likely to do so.