According to the local reports, on Tuesday, the committee chairman announced that ‘the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons’.

Later on Friday, House Judiciary Committee chairman, Bob Goodlatte said in a statement, “he was pleased the companies will send experts to answer questions on their content moderation practices and how they can be better stewards of free speech in the United States and abroad”.

Facebook, on Friday, confirmed that they would participate but declined about a further comment. Twitter also declined to comment Alphabet did not immediately comment. Conservative Republicans in Congress, have criticized social media companies for what they claim are politically motivated practices in removing some content, a charge the companies have rejected.

The committee said that Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management, Youtube global head of public policy and government relations Juniper Downs and Twitter’s senior strategist Nick Pickles will testify it.

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in April that he is “very committed to making sure that Facebook is a platform for all ideas.”

Goodlatte said, “while these companies may have legal, economic, and ideological reasons to manage their content like a traditional media outlet, we must nevertheless weigh as a nation whether the standards they apply endanger our free and open society and its culture of freedom of expression”.

Nadler added, “conservative commentary, including conspiracy theories of a conservative bent, regularly ranks among the most far-reaching posts on Facebook and elsewhere”.

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