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Facebook’s tip counsel — not Zuck — will attest before Congress on Russia-linked ads (FB)


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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg
    will not publicly attest before Congress about Russia’s use of
    amicable media to change US elections.
  • The association is instead promulgation a tip lawyer, Colin
    Stretch to attest on Nov 1.
  • Facebook reports a quarterly gain a same day as
    a hearing.

Facebook’s ubiquitous warn will attest on Nov 1
before a US House of Representatives row investigating
probable Russian nosiness in a 2016 US election, the
association pronounced on Thursday.

Executives from Twitter and Alphabet’s Google also were expected
to seem during a open conference before a House intelligence
committee, though have not nonetheless pronounced who will paint them.

General warn Colin Stretch will be a Facebook representative
to testify, association orator Andy Stone said. The company’s
high-profile Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Chief
Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg will not appear. The hearing
will take place a same day Facebook reports a quarterly
earnings.

Some US lawmakers, increasingly dumbfounded over justification that
hackers used a internet to widespread feign news and otherwise
change final year’s election, have been pulling for more
information about amicable networks.

In a US Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy
Klobuchar and Mark Warner designed to deliver legislation on
Thursday that would levy new avowal mandate on
domestic ads that run on Facebook and other websites.

The Senate and House comprehension committees are dual of a main
congressional panels probing allegations that Russia sought to
meddle in a US choosing to boost Republican President Donald
Trump’s chances of winning, and probable collusion between Trump
associates and Russia.

Moscow has denied a allegations, and Trump has repeatedly
discharged any accusations of collusion.

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