Joint Hearing: “A Country in Crisis: How Disinformation Online Is Dividing the Nation”

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce (Committee on Energy and Commerce)
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (11:30 AM)

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Washington, D.C.
Member and witness participation will be through Cisco Webex Virtual Platform. Public access via the Committee website at http://energycommerce.house.gov.

Witnesses

Ms. Brandi Collins-Dexter
Senior Campaign Director, Color of Change

  • Witness Statement [PDF]
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:12 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Dr. Hany Farid
Professor, University of California, Berkeley

  • Witness Statement [PDF]
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:12 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Neil Fried
Principal, DigitalFrontiers Advocacy

  • Witness Statement [PDF]
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:12 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Mr. Spencer Overton
President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  • Witness Statement [PDF]
  • Responses to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:12 PM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF]
  • Witness Biography [PDF]

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF]
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the National Hispanic Media Coalition [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from a Coalition for Safer Web [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from CCIA-NetChoice [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from Zeve Sanderson, the Executive Director of NYU's Center for Social Media & Politics [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from Public Knowledge [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Statement from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Essay by Mr. Spencer Overton [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Wall Street Journal article, “Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make the Site Less Divisive” [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter to Facebook on civil rights issues from Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester and others [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the Lithuanian-American Community [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the Central and East European Coalition [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Research from Debunk EU [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from the Open Technology Institute [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Document for the Record - Letter from Consumer Reports [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement - Full Committee Chairman Pallone [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Rep. Anna G. Eshoo [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Opening Statement - Subcommittee Ranking Member Rodgers [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 12:38 PM
  • Opening Statement - Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 04:40 PM
  • Opening Statement - Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 04:40 PM
  • Opening Statement - Full Committee Ranking Member Walden [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 04:40 PM
  • Opening Statement - Subcommittee Ranking Member Latta [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 04:40 PM

Hearing Record

  • Unedited Transcript [PDF] Added 12/01/2020 at 04:40 PM

First Published: July 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Last Updated: December 1, 2020 at 04:40 PM