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The House Committee on Investigating the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Violence, on Thursday, issued a court order for four major technology companies.

January 6 Election Committee Chair Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) Sent. Letters He asked the parent company Alphabet, Facebook and Instagram to provide more information on how the parent company Meta, Reddit and Twitter used those platforms to create the chaos of the day.

In a statement, the committee alleges that each company is handling content related to the planned attack on the US Capitol. “Meta forums have reportedly been used to exchange hate, violence and incitement messages. Disseminate false information, false information and conspiracy theories, and attempt to coordinate or coordinate the theft movement,” the committee said in a statement. He declared that he believed.

According to Tech Crunch at the time, Facebook was a major hub for stopping piracy as the Forum could not control content distribution that denied the legitimacy of the 2020 US presidential election. In addition, Facebook has in the past been a platform for some extremists and militia-like organizations to play their part in the Capitol attack, including the proud Boys and three percent.

The committee’s complaint to Reddit seems to have focused on the famous Subdit r / The_Donald who moved to his domain after being banned for hate speech in late January 2020. He used the forum for communication regarding the planning and execution of the attack.

The committee first provided relevant information from 15 different forums In August last year, the letter asked for information from extremist friendly sites, including 4chan, 8kun, Gab, Parler and, in addition to traditional social media apps such as Snapchat, Twitch and TikTok.

The committee is reconsidering previous requests from the four major social media platforms.

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