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January 6th Committee subpoenas social media conglomerates

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - The Congressional Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riot is hitting social media companies with subpoenas.

It comes after what they're calling 'inadequate responses' to their voluntary requests.

The subpoenas were sent to Meta, the parent company of facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, along with Alphabet, which is the parent company of Google, Youtube, Twitter and Reddit.

In August, the committee sent requests to 15 social media companies, including those receiving subpoenas.

They were seeking to understand how misinformation and efforts to overturn the election existed on their platforms.

The Select Committee also asked for information on how the companies addressed misinformation and wants details on how those efforts may have fallen short.


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