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U.S. House Panel Subpoenas Social Media Firms in Jan. 6 Attack Probe

Alphabet, Meta, Reddit and Twitter have been subpoenaed

The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Thursday subpoenaed Facebook parent Meta, Google parent Alphabet, Twitter and Reddit, seeking information about how their platforms were used to help spread misinformation and violent extremism in the failed bid to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

"We cannot allow our important work to be delayed any further," the House Select Committee's chairman, Bennie Thompson, said in a statement.

The subpoenas are the latest development in the panel's investigation into the causes of the attack on the Capitol by then-President Donald Trump's supporters, and the role he played when pushing false claims that he lost a rigged election to Joe Biden.

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