Congressional panel investigating Jan. 6 riot calls for data from Fb, Twitter, different tech companies


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The Home choose committee investigating the lethal invasion of the Capitol on Jan. 6 stated Friday that it’s demanding a trove of data from 15 social media firms, together with Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and a slew of pro-Trump platforms.

The requests for data stretching again to the spring of 2020 are associated to “the unfold of misinformation, efforts to overturn the 2020 election or stop the certification of the outcomes, home violent extremism, and international affect within the 2020 election,” the committee stated in a press release.

Representatives for Fb and Google, which owns Youtube, didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s requests for remark. Twitter declined to remark.

The choose committee can be trying into coverage adjustments that the social media firms adopted “or didn’t undertake” concerning the unfold of violent extremism, misinformation and international malign affect. That features “choices on banning materials from platforms and contacts with legislation enforcement and different authorities entities,” the press launch stated.

The bulk-Democratic panel was shaped after Senate Republicans voted down a invoice to type an equally bipartisan, “9/11-style” fee on the invasion.

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CNBC’s Tom Franck and Christina Wilkie contributed to this report.