Four US Democrats are reported to have sent formal requests to the CEOs of YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook’s parent company, Meta, asking them to “preserve and archive content” that could be used as evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine – according to NBC News.
It says it’s seen a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg encouraging his company to help out “as the US government and international human rights and accountability monitors investigate Russian war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other atrocities in Ukraine”.
The letters were signed by Rep Carolyn Maloney, Rep Gregory Meeks, Rep Stephen Lynch and Rep William Keating.
NBC says they specifically asked the social media companies “to flag or mark content as containing potential evidence of war crimes and other atrocities”.
It adds that YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook did not immediately respond to their requests for comment.