Chief Product Officer at Instagram to Testify to Congress About Use of Social Media

Adam Mosseri, Chief Product Officer at Instagram and the chief of a company that estimates it has been used by 6.4 million American teens, is agreeing to testify before Congress in the coming days to testify on the use of social media and fake news in the 2018 elections.

Following news reports that Google altered user accounts to prevent them from being matched with the Twitter profiles of election misinformation experts, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that Mosseri would be joining Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl, and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Capitol Hill to answer questions regarding the use of social media by the Russians and attempts to manipulate social media during the 2017 elections.

Mosseri will first testify in front of a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting on Wednesday, while Sandberg and Dorsey will testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Kyncl and Rosenstein will meet with a joint Senate Intelligence and Senate Judiciary Committees meeting on Friday.

According to NBC News, Evan Sharp, Acting Deputy Attorney General, confirmed that Facebook will provide Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees “a clear, detailed description of how Russian actors used its platforms to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election” during Thursday’s joint Judiciary and Intelligence Committee meeting.

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