Joint Hearing: “Disinformation Nation: Social Media's Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation”

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

Thursday, March 25, 2021 (12:00 PM)

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

Witnesses

Mr. Mark Zuckerberg
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Facebook

Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Response to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 05/25/2021 at 08:41 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 03/29/2021 at 12:54 PM

Mr. Sundar Pichai
Chief Executive Officer, Google

Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Response to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 05/25/2021 at 08:41 PM
  • Additional Response to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 07/20/2021 at 05:47 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM

Mr. Jack Dorsey
Chief Executive Officer, Twitter

Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 09:33 AM
  • Witness Truth in Testimony [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 03:30 PM
  • Witness Biography [PDF] Added 03/24/2021 at 03:30 PM
  • Response to Questions for the Record [PDF] Added 05/25/2021 at 08:41 PM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Briefing Memo [PDF] Added 03/22/2021 at 05:35 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from New America's Open Technology Institute [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from NY Small Farma, Ltd. [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Statement from Alphabet Workers Union [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letters from the National Black Justice Coalition [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document for The Record - A Letter from Sikhs for Justice [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from State AGs [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from the Computer and Communications Industry Association [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from AVAAZ [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Blog from Neil Fried of Digital Frontiers Advocacy [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from the Music Community [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A Letter from the Disinfo Defense League [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document for the Record - A Letter from Consumer Reports [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - A report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate called the Disinformation Dozen [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from the Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet (CSTI) [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from CSTI - support attachment - FTC Response to Rep. Latta [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from CSTI - support attachment - ICE Response to Rep. Latta [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from CSTI - support attachment - Facebook [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from gun violence survivors (Faces of Tech Harm Congress) [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Documents For The Record - Data from the Centers for Disease Control, The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the Mercado, Holland, Leemis, Stone, and Wang (2017) regarding teen mental health - Rep. Castor [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter From Facebook to Rep. Eshoo [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from Twitter to Rep. Eshoo [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Document For The Record - Letter from YouTube to Rep. Eshoo [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Rep. Rice - Document For The Record - Report from House Veterans Affairs Committee [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A longitudinal analysis of YouTube’s promotion of conspiracy videos [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A Letter from the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A CCIA Statement [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A comment by Donovan et al from The Technology and Social Change Team [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A Wall Street Journal Article titled, “Facebook Executives Shut Down Efforts to Make Site Less Divisive” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A Voice of America Article titled, “FBI: Surge in Internet Crime Cost Americans $4.2 Billion” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A Global Research Project report [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Opinion Article titled, “Google is Not Cracking Down on the Most Dangerous Drug in America” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An MIT Technology Review Article titled, “How Facebook Got Addicted to Spreading Misinformation” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Article from The Independent [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Article from The New Yorker [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For the Record - A Letter from the Coalition of a Safer Web [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A New York Times Article titled, “Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sex Abuse” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An MIT Review Article titled, “Thank you for posting: Smoking’s Lessons For Regulating Social Media” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Article from Imprimis [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Article from the Atlantic [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A New York Times Article titled, “Square, Jack Dorsey’s Pay Service, Is Withholding Money Merchants Say They Need” [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A response letter from Twitter to Rep. Rodgers [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A response letter from Google to Rep. Rodgers [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - A Response Letter from Facebook to Rep. Rodgers [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Minority - Document For The Record - An Article from Engadget [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Rep. Cardenas - Document For The Record - A Letter Regarding Spanish Language Misinformation [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM
  • Rep. Castor - Documents For The Record - Data from the Centers for Disease Control, The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and the Mercado, Holland, Leemis, Stone, and Wang (2017) regarding teen mental health [PDF] Added 04/01/2021 at 01:02 PM

Member Statements

  • Opening Statement of Rep. Anna Eshoo [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Frank Pallone - Chair of the Full Committee [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Jan Schakowsky - Chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Ranking Member of the Full Committees [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Robert E. Latta - Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM
  • Opening Statement of Rep. Gus Bilirakis - Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce [PDF] Added 03/25/2021 at 05:42 PM

Hearing Record

  • Attendance [PDF] Added 03/29/2021 at 04:06 PM
  • Unedited Transcript [PDF] Added 04/14/2021 at 05:02 PM

First Published: March 18, 2021 at 04:11 PM
Last Updated: July 20, 2021 at 05:48 PM