By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-23-21

House Democrats are accusing Facebook of knowingly “allowing extremist content and groups to grow” despite reportedly knowing through internal reviews that the platform’s policies and recommendations were to blame for rapid dissemination of extremism and disinformation.

The claim came in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from the Democratic leadership of the Energy & Commerce Committee, seeking answers to questions and access to internal documents.

The letter came a day before an Energy & Commerce subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on traditional media’s role in promoting disinformation and extremism.

Signing on to the letter were Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), and Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)  » Read More