Politico reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter, that the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are negotiating with members of the House of Representatives and testify at a hearing as early as next month.

The report stated that the exact focus of the hearing is unclear.

The report quoted two people as saying that Facebook has discussed the public appearance of its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Politico quoted a person as saying that Twitter and its director Jack Dorsey (Jack Dorsey) discussed this.

According to the report, the emergence of Facebook and Twitter CEOs may depend on their testimony with Google and its parent company Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.

The report quoted sources as saying that the exact date has not yet been determined, but it may be as early as March.

Facebook, Google and Twitter did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. The House Energy and Commerce Committee declined to comment.

All three chiefs attended the Senate Commerce Committee hearing in October. Republican lawmakers questioned their decision on content restrictions, while Democrats focused on inadequate actions against misinformation that interfered with the election.

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