Apr 27, 2022 - Technology

Scoop: Congressional Hispanic Caucus to meet with YouTube boss

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will meet with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Thursday to discuss Spanish-language misinformation on the platform, the office of Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), chairman of the CHC, told Axios.

Driving the news: The meeting in Washington comes after CHC requested meetings with Wojcicki along with executives from Meta, TikTok and Twitter, as Axios previously reported.

Why it matters: Latinos are increasingly turning to social media for news, and Spanish-language misinformation about COVID-19, health, elections and more often stays up unchallenged on platforms.

  • Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) previously told Axios it was time for "engagement at the highest levels."
  • Meetings with TikTok and Twitter are expected in the coming weeks, per Ruiz's office.
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