Google 'discovers Russia-linked ads' on YouTube and Gmail before US election
Facebook and Twitter have also said they uncovered politically divisive content emanating from Russian Federation.
The reason that its disconcerting is around this time a year ago in 2016 Microsoft were actually informed by Google that a hacking group linked to the Russian government and United States political hacks were exploiting a Windows 10 security flaw.
The company disclosed last month that it found ads linked to fake accounts - likely run from Russian Federation - that sought to influence the election.
Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was committed to helping us congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 USA election.
One of the conclusions reached by U.S. intelligence agencies is that Russia's aim was to help President Trump emerge the victor of the last USA election held in 2016.
During the closed door meeting, Sandberg told lawmakers that Facebook is working hard to ensure Americans 'understand what the propaganda is that they may or may not be reading, ' Conway told reporters after their discussion.
Russia's election meddling is being investigated by multiple congressional panels as well as an independent Justice Department probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
House lawmakers investigating Russia's suspected meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election are hoping to release copies of the 3,000 Facebook ads purchased by Kremlin-aligned agents and trolls.
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The statement came on the heels of a white paper the social media company published in April where it outlined how "organized attempts" were made to misuse its platform.
In addition to Facebook, Alphabet's GOOGL.O Google and Twitter TWTR.N have recently detected that suspected Russian operatives used their platforms past year to purchase ads and post content that was politically divisive.
Sandberg said, according to Schiff, that Facebook is "determined to take whatever steps are necessary to ferret out foreign actors creating fake identities and using their platform".
"We don't want this kind of foreign interference" on Facebook, Sandberg said.
In response to the Russian ad buys, Facebook Chief Operating Officer said that company is hiring 4,000 new employees to oversee ads and content.
She criticized Twitter's decision this week to remove a campaign video from Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. "But the question is, 'Should divisive political or issue ads run?' Our answer is yes because when you cut off speech for one person you cut off speech for all people", she said.
All three companies have been asked to testify publicly about Russian interference before both the House and Senate intelligence panels on November 1.
Patriots QB Tom Brady on health: 'I'll be there Sunday'
A storm might be brewing in New England and it's not at all related to the Patriots' reliably unreliable defense. One way to do that would be to put pressure on Brady like the Panthers , and every other team this season, did.
Spain set to impose direct rule on Catalonia
He accused Mr Puigdemont of having created "deliberate confusion" and said he wanted to restore "certainty". He said the Catalan government's response would be crucial in deciding "events over the coming days".
Trump calls for National Football League tax law changes
Trump then also took to Twitter, saying that he had asked Pence to walk out of the stadium if the game saw any anthem protests. And frankly the National Football League should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again.
PM's economic council lists 10 priority areas for growth
In the quarter April to June 2017, the GDP growth fell to 5.7 per cent from 7.9 per cent in the corresponding period past year . Debroy said there was a consensus among the members about the various reasons for the slowdown of the economy.
Walt Disney Animation Studios' Gigantic gets the axe
With 'Gigantic , ' we've come to that point, and although it's a hard decision, we are ending active development for now. Instead of " Gigantic ", the studio is focusing on another project which is now being tabled for Thanksgiving 2020.