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A car of Russian state-owned television station RT passes by the company's office in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Twitter said on Thursday it would ban ads from RT and Sputnik, two state-sponsored Russian news outlets that the U.S. intelligence community has said tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)
A car of Russian state-owned television station RT passes by the company's office in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Twitter said on Thursday it would ban ads from RT and Sputnik, two state-sponsored Russian news outlets that the U.S. intelligence community has said tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Pavel Golovkin/AP)
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Facebook, Google and Twitter appear before Congressional committees Tuesday to testify about Russian influence in the 2016 U.S. election. The companies will be asked how Russian-backed trolls used ads and social media posts to spread disinformation, and are likely to face questions about why it took so long to discover the issue.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Edmund Lee (@edmundlee), managing editor of Recode, about the testimonies.

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.

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