It’s a who’s who of the biggest players on the internet, including Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Snap, Twitch, Telegram and TikTok. On the list are a number of smaller, pro-Trump sites that have sprung up in recent years, including Gab and Parler, as well as known cesspools 4chan and 8kun (formerly 8chan).
Specifically, the Select Committee wants records relating to the spread of misinformation, efforts to overthrow the results of the 2020 election, efforts to prevent certification of the election, foreign influence attempt in the election, and domestic violent extremism.
Additionally, the Committee is also looking for materials from these companies relating to any policy changes that were considered or adopted to address misinformation, violent extremism and foreign malicious influence.
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— Reuters (@Reuters) August 27, 2021
Just in: Jan. 6 select committee chair Bennie Thompson demands records from social media companies “related to the spread of misinformation, efforts to overturn the 2020 election or prevent the certification.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) August 27, 2021
The Jan. 6 select committee is demanding records from social media companies regarding the riot at the Capitol. The companies include:
• 8kun (formerly 8chan)
— Axios (@axios) August 27, 2021