Google, Facebook, Twitter and Russian Federation: A Timeline on the '16 Election

Google, Facebook, Twitter and Russian Federation: A Timeline on the '16 Election

While standing before a Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, lawyers for Google, Facebook, and Twitter said while they are working to be more transparent about online ads.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar pressured the representatives to support her "Honest Ads" bill, which she is co-sponsoring with Sen.

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy browbeat Stretch into admitting that Facebook had no way of knowing the true identity of all of the 5 million advertisers that use its platform every month.

Edgett, Stretch, and Walker are testifying before Congress on how their platforms facilitated Russian interference in the 2016 election in a series of hearings this week.

In prepared remarks, Vice Chairman Sen. The propaganda centered on the presidential election, immigration, gun rights, gay rights, and racial issues, the companies said.

Facebook detected that Russian-linked accounts bought thousands of political ads on its service after questions began to mount this year about whether Russia helped get President Donald Trump elected.

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Ratner, 48, who directed the Rush Hour film series and X-Men: The Last Stand, made a strong denial via his lawyer Martin Singer . Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment", Singer said.

Google's Salgado said, "We certainly support the goals of the legislation".

They also don't yet have the technology for a clear solution to prevent it, they told the Senate panel, while acknowledging they're committed to increasing security on their platforms. Facebook said a "troll farm" tied to the Kremlin, called the Internet Research Agency, posted 80,000 times between 2015 and 2017, which resulted in 29 million direct appearances on Facebook news feeds.

After those posts were liked, shared and commented on via Facebook's social network, they landed in the News Feeds of about 126 million people at some point over a two-year period, the testimony shows. They are the most sophisticated things invented by man, ever.

Facebook had earlier turned over more than 3,000 advertisements linked to the agency. Two more hearings are scheduled for today (1 November).

And Google said it found evidence of "limited" misuse of its services by the Russian group, as well as some YouTube channels that were likely backed by Russian agents.

Congress just gave the world its best look yet at the ads purchased on Facebook by Russia-connected accounts during the contentious 2016 election season. Those channels hosted 1,108 videos with 43 hours of material, although they racked up just 309,000 views in the USA between June 2015 and November 2016, Google said.

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