Statement from CCDH CEO & Founder, Imran Ahmed, in response to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee
Statement from CCDH CEO & Founder, Imran Ahmed, in response to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee:
“CCDH exists to stand up against the proliferation of hate and disinformation on social media. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization, and under pain of perjury we will reiterate that we are not funded by governments or social media companies.
This latest inquiry is nothing more than a pointless, time-wasting attack on our work and an attempt to silence our efforts to study and hold social media companies accountable. After we explained to the Committee that we engaged with both Republican and Democratic administrations, this request oddly shrunk to focus almost entirely on our communications with the current administration.
We look forward to continuing to engage on a bipartisan basis with political parties in the US and elsewhere in productive conversations on preventing the spread of hate and disinformation that harms human life, but this request looks increasingly like a wild goose chase.”