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House GOP gives Twitter's Jack Dorsey a deadline, says report

Twitter's CEO reportedly must pick a date or face subpoena.

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Twitter's CEO must decide on testifying before a House committee on Friday, according to a report.

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House Republicans have reportedly given Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey until the close of business Friday to decide on testifying.

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee want Dorsey to testify before them about Russian interference in US elections on Sept. 5, according to Axios.

This is the same day Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, are expected to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The House committee has given Dorsey the option of voluntarily testifying on Sept. 5 or Sept. 24, or face a subpoena forcing him to do so, Axios reported Friday.

Twitter declined to comment.

The social media company faces criticism from Republicans after President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that social media firms discriminate against conservatives. Dorsey explained Twitter's approach to policing its service the following day.

Other tech companies, including Facebook and Google, are also facing pressure to provide Congress with more answers about election interference. Sen. Richard Burr, the Republican head of the Senate Intelligence Committee rejected on Thursday an offer from Google that its senior vice president of global affairs, Kent Walker, testify before the committee. 

"I told them I wasn't accepting the senior vice president," Burr told The Washington Post

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