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Facebook sending top lawyer to testify before Congress

Facebook is under pressure over the role its platform may have played in Russian election meddling. Photo: Paul Sakuma / AP

Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch will testify for the social giant at two Capitol Hill hearings next month on Russian meddling, per the company. NBC News first reported the news.

The bigger picture: By sending its top lawyer — rather than a lower-level policy staffer — the company is trying to project that it's taking the investigations being conducted by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees seriously.

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