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Oct. 31, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
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How to watch and follow the Russia hearings online: Facebook, Google, and Twitter testify before Congress

Hear it, stream it, or just stay on Twitter all day, like usual.

On Wednesday, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testify before Congress on Russian involvement on the platforms in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Here’s how to watch and follow the proceedings online.

Wednesday, November 1, 9:30 AM ET: “Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections” (Senate Intelligence Committee).

Stream it: Twitter’s Public Policy account is streaming the hearings. Or watch on C-SPAN 3’s website or from C-SPAN’s Facebook page.

Follow it: A couple Twitter hashtags emerged Tuesday: #TechHearings and #DisinfoHearings.

Listen: The C-SPAN Radio app.

Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 PM ET: “Russia Investigative Task Force Open Hearing with Social Media Companies” (House Intelligence Committee)

Stream it: Watch on C-SPAN 3’s website or from C-SPAN’s Facebook page.

Listen: The C-SPAN Radio app.

Follow online: The Information and Politico Pro are partnering to do a “flash briefing” as a conference call at 4:30 PM ET on Wednesday (while the House hearing is still going on). It will be hosted by The Information founder and editor-in-chief Jessica Lessin and will feature Nancy Scola, Politico Pro senior technology reporter, and The Information reporter Cory Weinberg. “They will detail how each hearing will impact legislation, including the Honest Ads Act, as well as provide the latest intelligence about possible connections to the Trump and Clinton campaigns, and outline how tech giants like Facebook and Google are responding to Russian propaganda arms like RT and political pressures of the current environment,” a Politico spokesperson said. The Information subscribers will receive a dial-in for the call 30 minutes before it starts; if you want to listen and aren’t already a subscriber, there’s a trial offer right now that’s $1 per month for the first three months.

C-SPAN screenshot, from left to right: Colin Stretch, Facebook general counsel; Sean Edgett, Twitter acting general counsel; and Richard Salgado, Google director, law enforcement and information security.

Laura Hazard Owen is the editor of Nieman Lab. You can reach her via email (laura_owen@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@laurahazardowen).
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