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Facebook, Twitter Join Consumer Technology Association

Facebook and Twitter have joined fellow social media giant Snapchat as members of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

The companies join a large number of social media, app and service providers at CTA, reinforcing the association’s position as representing the full breadth of the consumer technology industry, CTA said in a statement.

Additionally, Facebook is joining CTA’s Disruptive Innovation Council, which engages policymakers and the public on the benefits innovative companies bring to the marketplace. The council includes Airbnb, Boingo, DJI, Expedia, Google, GoPro, Lyft, MC10, Nest, Pandora, TripAdvisor, Uber, WebMD and Yelp.

“Facebook and Twitter are great American companies that have fundamentally revolutionized how we communicate,” said Gary Shapiro, CTA president and CEO. “They have created extraordinary new platforms for commerce and innovation, fulfilling the remarkable potential of the internet. They have empowered individuals across the globe to create strong communities and share news, humor, hopes and dreams. We are beyond thrilled to welcome both Facebook and Twitter as CTA members.”

CTA represents more than 2,200 member companies in the U.S. consumer technology industry.

“The Consumer Technology Association’s goals align with Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected,” said Greg Maurer, Facebook’s director of public policy. “We look forward to working with CTA and our peers in the tech industry to help government and thought leaders better understand how our services work and what we need to remain an engine of economic growth in America.”