Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File PhotoExecutives from Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google also were expected to appear at a public hearing before the House intelligence committee, but have not yet said who will represent them.General counsel Colin Stretch will be the Facebook representative to take testify, company spokesman Andy Stone said. The company’s high-profile Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will not appear.Some U.S. lawmakers, increasingly alarmed over evidence that hackers used the internet to spread fake news and otherwise influence last year’s election, have been pushing for more information about social networks.

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