U.S. House panel subpoenas social media firms in Jan. 6 attack probe

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By Jan Wolfe, Sarah N. Lynch and Elizabeth Culliford WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Facebook parent Meta, Alphabet, Twitter and Reddit on Thursday, 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 Commitee’s chairman, Bennie Thompson, said in a statement. The subpoenas are the latest development in the p…

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