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Facebook’s political ads controversy spreads overseas | POLITICO

By Alexandra S. Levine
November 7, 2019

MEETING TODAY: COMMITTEE ON DISINFORMATION AND FAKE NEWS — Cicilline (D-R.I.), who is leading the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust investigation into Silicon Valley, is in Dublin this morning to address one of the raft of issues raised by probing tech giants’ market power: disinformation and fake news. Cicilline is, according to his office, the only U.S. lawmaker slated to participate in a meeting of the “International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News,” a group created by European lawmakers in 2017 in response to Russia’s disinformation attacks on Western democracies using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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