US lawmakers ask tech companies to archive evidence of potential Russian war crimes

US lawmakers urge tech companies like YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, and Meta Platforms Inc. to retain evidence of potential Russian war crimes in Ukraine for investigations by the government and human rights monitors.

Four US Democratic lawmakers have written to CEOs of YouTube, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms Inc., asking them to archive any content of alleged Russian war crimes.

That content ‘could potentially be used as evidence as the US government and international human rights and accountability monitors investigate Russian war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other atrocities in Ukraine,’ the letter said.