House Hearing to Focus on Facebook, Google, White Nationalist Groups

House Democrats plan to grill Facebook and Google on their efforts to stop the spread of white nationalism and hate speech online, a hearing that comes in response to a series of violent, racially motivated attacks around the world, including a mass shooting in New Zealand last month. The scheduled April 9 hearing by the House Judiciary Committee seeks to probe “the impact white nationalist groups have on American communities and the spread of white identity ideology,” the panel announced, along with “what social media companies can do” to stop the spread of extremist content on the web.