Google deepens probe of Russian meddling in USA election amid congressional pressure

Poll Americans Blame Facebook for ‘Fake News

Twitter on Friday announced that it has deleted over 200 fake Russian accounts and identified Russia Today of buying bought ads targeted at American users' accounts.

Twitter also briefed the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

But there is evidence that Twitter may have been used even more extensively than Facebook in the Russian influence campaign a year ago. While Google is said to be probing the matter it's not clear whether it has already found any suspicious ads or other content after reviewing the details it was given by Facebook.

The news comes after Facebook acknowledged foreign entities linked to Russian Federation paid to promote political messages on the leading social network, potentially violating USA election laws.

Twitter declined to comment when asked about Warner's comments.

Warner told reporters that the Twitter data was "basically derivative based on accounts that Facebook had identified (and) showed an enormous lack of understanding from the Twitter team of how serious this issue is, the threat it poses to democratic institutions, and again begs many more questions".

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It hasn't been a good week for the most unloved social media platform. Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said on March 21, 2017 it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control.

Twitter has struggled for years to rein in the fake accounts overrunning its platform. Twitter said it examined efforts by foreign agents to interfere with the election after Facebook indicated it found 450 accounts that appeared to have been used for this goal.

Social media users might be shocked to hear just how much Russian Federation has been influencing their feeds.

Russian "news" sites target USA readers: The social media giant also revealed RT, a propaganda news site linked to the Kremlin, spent at least $274,100 in US -targeted Twitter ads.

Warner said that the explanation of Twitter were "deeply disappointing", and he suggested that the company does not understand the gravity of the investigation by Congress into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

Twitter said it wanted to strengthen disclosure rules on political advertising, as Facebook has just done.

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