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BRASÍLIA, June 23 (Reuters) - A Brazilian Senate committee on Wednesday formally approved a request to call representatives of Google (GOOGL.O), Facebook (FB.O) and Twitter (TWTR.N) to testify in an ongoing probe into the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senators want to look into what role the companies had in helping to spread potentially dangerous misinformation during the pandemic.
Senator Omar Aziz, who presides over the committee, said on Tuesday that while company representatives would testify as witnesses, the firms could eventually come under investigation themselves.
read more"To prescribe medication via YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, that's a crime," Aziz said during Senate proceedings on Tuesday.
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