[–] jobes [OP] 5 points (+5|-0) Edited
[–] chmod 4 points (+4|-0) Edited

It's not a summons. Here's what I'd say:

Dear Congressman Thompson,

I'm in receipt of your August 6, 2019 letter. Thank you for your interest in 8chan. I am no more responsible for what is posted on my site than is Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. We are not publishers, we are platforms, and while Facebook, Twitter and YouTube censor content, we don't.

In response to your invitation: No.

Sincerely Jim Watkins

[–] jobes [OP] 3 points (+3|-0)

Well I think the guy lives in the Philippines, so yeah makes sense it's a request for presence and not a summons.

[–] JudenHager 0 points (+0|-0)

Hope he shows up to say this on C-SPAN with a little more in depthness on the explanation between platforms and publishers to get the gears rolling on class action lawsuits. Surprised there hasn't been any filed yet.