The Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing about the tech industry’s prized liability protections if the three do not agree by Thursday night to requests to appear, according to internal email obtained by POLITICO.
A top staffer for Senate Commerce Chair Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) wrote in the email to staff Wednesday that invitations have been sent to the top executives and “unless we receive a very prompt affirmative response, we will be issuing the subpoenas.”
John Keast, the panel’s staff director, said Wicker has notified ranking member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) of his intent to issue subpoenas “to compel the attendance” of Google’s Sundar Pichai, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey. Read more…..
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