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Mike Conaway

House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media.

Officials from Google talked to investigators behind closed doors in recent weeks as part of the committees' probes into Russian meddling in last year's election, according to people familiar with the briefings. The people declined to be named because the meetings were private.

Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville said Wednesday that Google representatives will participate in the public hearings Nov. 1.

The panels have recently focused on the spread of false news stories and propaganda on social...