Facebook, Google and Twitter spent a combined $7.14 million on lobbying in the three months ending Sept. 30, according to new disclosures that capture how the companies are responding to greater regulatory scrutiny on Capitol Hill and beyond.

The companies have never more been in the spotlight than now, as U.S. lawmakers investigate how social media and web platforms helped Russia interfere with last year’s presidential election. Top in-house lawyers for the companies are expected to testify Nov. 1 in Washington amid the congressional probe of Russia’s meddling in the election.

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