The Wall Street Journal: House panel wants tech CEOs to explain how they’ll stop spread of violent videos

WASHINGTON — The head of the House Homeland Security Committee asked four technology companies to attend a closed-door briefing next week on their efforts to prevent violent videos from being disseminated in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in New Zealand.

Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., asked the chief executives of Facebook Inc. FB, +0.69% , Twitter Inc. TWTR, +0.61% , YouTube and Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.07% to appear before the committee on March 27 for a private briefing “regarding your response to the dissemination of the video of the New Zealand terrorist attack on your platforms and how your companies intend to prevent this disturbing incident from happening again.

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