The Republican-led Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook (FB), Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google and Twitter (TWTR) to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing if the three execs don't agree by Thursday night to requests to appear, according to a Politico repor ( citing an internal committee email. The hearing is expected to cover Big Tech's liability protections. The news comes as the Trump administration pushes for curbs to longstanding legal protection ( for internet companies that would force them to shoulder more responsibility for managing content on their sites.
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