Facebook, Google and Twitter to testify in Congress over extremist content

Firms to give evidence in Senate on combating spread of extremist propaganda, while Twitter misses Russian election interference information deadline

Twitter, Facebook and Google are to be hauled in front of the US Congress again, to give testimony to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for extremist content.

On 17 January, the three companies are required to give evidence on the steps they are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the internet, the committee has announced, in a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: Is Big Tech Doing Enough?”.

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies ‘will come to a bad end’, says Warren Buffett

The billionaire investor and his longtime manager Charlie Munger, two of the world’s most successful investors, say they’d never invest in cryptocurrencies

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Wednesday that he would never invest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies and predicted the wildly popular assets are in for a fall.

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