Facebook users in America reached Russia-linked posts

126m Facebook Users in America Reached Russia-linked posts

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The social networking site Facebook inform that about 80,000 posts produce before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Most of the posts focused on divisive social and political messages.

Facebook release the figures ahead of a Senate hearing. Where it together with Twitter and Google – will detail Russia’s impact on the popular sites.

Russia repeatedly deny allegations that it attempt to influence the last US presidential election, in which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

Facebook, Google and Twitter slate to share what they learn so far from digging into possible connections between Russian entities. And posts, ads, even videos share on YouTube.

Facebook will tell Congress that some 126 million US users. A potentially large portion of the voting public here, may have seen stories. Though posts or other content from Russian sources. According to tech news site record, the Wall Street Journal and other US media.

The reach is far broader than originally estimate by the world’s leading social network.

Facebook did not respond to AFP requests for comment.

Google found that two accounts link to the Internet Research Agency spent $4,700 on search and display ads during last year’s US election cycle. Google general counsel Kent Walker and director of information security Richard Salgado inform in a blog post.

The ads target based on which states people lived in or their apparent political leanings, the men said.

“Like other internet platforms, we have found some evidence of efforts to misuse our platforms during the 2016 US election by actors linked to the Internet Research Agency in Russia,” Walker and Salgado said.

“While we have found the limit activity on our services, we will continue to work to prevent all of it, because there is no amount of interference that is acceptable.”

There were 18 channels at YouTube “likely associate” with the campaign. That made English language videos available that appeared to have politically-oriented clips in the mix of offerings.

A total of 1,108 such videos upload, totaling 43 hours of content. And rack up 309,000 views in the 18 months leading up to the election won by US President Donald Trump.

The channels had relatively low view counts, with only about three percent of them logging more than 5,000 views. The channels identified have been suspended, according to Walker and Salgado.

There was no evident that RT, a reference to a state-run Russian television network, manipulated YouTube or violated its policies, the men said.

A source familiar with Twitter’s testimony for Congress said the one-to-many messaging service identified 36,746 accounts that “generate automated, election-related content” during the three months leading up to the election and appeared linked to a Russian account.

Those accounts generated approximately 1.4 million automated, election-related Tweets, which collectively received approximately 288 million impressions, meaning responses or other engagement by readers.

All three firms expect to appear on November 1 in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in a campaign to help Donald Trump win the presidency.

US justice officials are also probing the allege Russian involvement. And possible collusion by the Trump campaign.

Two former Trump associates indict Monday and it reveal another has plead guilty to lying to FBI investigators. In the first substantial legal action stemming from the probe into Russia’s US election interference.

There is nothing to date that directly ties the president to Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election. But actions by his aides, and his refusal to strongly condemn Moscow interference, have fueled lingering suspicions.

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