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

02 November, 2017, 00:50 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Facebook vows to double its cyber safety and security staff

Besides the ads released by lawmakers on the House intelligence committee, the Democrats on the panel also released four tweets from RT, a Russian state-sponsored television network.

The House Intelligence Committee released on Wednesday a small sample of the ads a Russian troll farm purchased on Facebook during and after the USA presidential election.

"We're committed to investing more and doubling that number by the end of 2018".

Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned against jumping to conclusions that the Russian interference on social media platforms was created to help one candidate or another.

The companies' visit to Washington this week reflected shifting political fortunes for the USA technology industry, which after decades of enjoying relatively little regulatory scrutiny has found itself on the defensive in recent months on a wide array of policy issues.

"Candidly, your first presentations were less than sufficient and showed in my mind a lack of resources a lack of commitment and a lack of genuine effort", he continued.

Mr King criticised Mr Zuckerberg and his counterparts at Twitter and Google after the companies sent their top lawyers to answer questions. Another, for a page called "Blacktivist", appeared with the description, "Say it loud: I'm black and proud!" Dianne Feinstein. "What we're talking about is a cataclysmic change".

In case you need another sign that investors aren't too anxious about Facebook's Russian Federation problem: The company's stock closed at an all-time high on Wednesday at $182.66 per share. Mark Warner as Congress held a second day of hearings on the issue. "Then they are manipulated by foreign actors and foreign agents".

Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, left, and Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, enter a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian election activity and technology, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. We're serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. Each general counsel also struggled to name an executive at their company who is specifically tasked with overseeing the threat.

COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook will stand by its policy of allowing issue-related ads to be served because of its support for free speech, but she said the company wants to elevate the quality of discourse on the platform. "They are much more widespread than one election", Rubio said.

"This is another example of how people are lured in", said Sen. In preparation for hearings this week, Facebook disclosed that content generated by a Russian group, the Internet Research Agency, potentially reached as many as 126 million users. It is not clear how numerous 150 million people who were served that content actually saw it.

Total revenue increased 47.3 percent to $10.33 billion beating analysts estimate of $9.84 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Members of both the Senate and House committees also used their time to highlight specific Russian-backed content and the influence it had on American voters. "And even without legistialstion, we're already moving forward on our own to bring advertising on Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency than ads on TV or other media". Experts have said that the Russians' goals included promoting discord in the USA and inciting violence.



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