Twitter officials on Thursday briefed US congressional investigators probing how Russian-backed internet trolls, bots and targeted ads may have been used on the microblogging site to influence last year's election.
Twitter disclosed that it has discovered about 200 suspicious Russianaccounts and Media Group that bought advertisement targeted at U.S. audiences during the election.
Facebook wasn't the only social network to be hijacked by Russian operatives, as Twitter has found roughly 200 accounts tied to the same Russian sources that bought ads on Facebook to manipulate and undermine the United States 2016 presidential elections.
In its blog post, Twitter said it has been working on detecting and shutting down spam bots for years, and has many systems in place to do so: "On average, our automated systems catch more than 3.2 million suspicious accounts globally per week", the company said.
The ads, which have not been publicly released, did not focus on the election or a particular candidate, Facebook said.
US President Donald Trump tweeted his criticism of Facebook labelling the social network as"anti-Trump
Together, those three accounts promoted 1,823 tweets in 2016 "that definitely or potentially targeted the US market", Twittersaid.
Warner in remarks to reporters calledTwitter's statements "deeply disappointing" and "inadequate on nearly every level". "The notion that their work was basically derivative, based upon accounts that Facebook had identified, 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 than they offered".
Technology companies including Twitter, Facebook and Google were asked by intelligence committees earlier this week to testify at a public hearing on November 1 about alleged Russian interference.
Twitter scanned its own database to see if it had accounts that matched. Twitter said it "took action on the ones we found in violation of our rules". "Twitter deeply respects the integrity of the election process, a cornerstone of all democracies, and will continue to strengthen our platform against bots and other forms of manipulation that violate our Terms of Service". The Facebookaccount had generated 360,000 likes, which was more than the verified Black Lives Matteraccount on Facebook, which has a little more than 310,000, CNN said. "One congressional investigator has said that the Facebookaccounts from the International Research Agency are likely just the 'tip of the iceberg, ' " according to a congressional aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, to The Washington Post.
Markle kept it casual for the occasion and opted for a white button-down shirt, distressed jeans, and pair of Sarah Flint flats . The week-long event will see 550 competitors from 17 nations competing against one another in 12 different sports.
More than 75,000 people were evacuated over the past few days as Agung has experienced hundreds of internal volcanic earthquakes. The alert status of Agung was raised to the highest level on Friday following a dramatic increase in seismic activity.
A spokesman for British Transport Police said officers were called to the scene shortly before 12.30 this afternoon. The explosion itself appears to have been rather small, especially given the photos we've seen posted on Twitter .
This means any bill not backed by any Democrats can not pass with more than two GOP senators also voting against it. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), said of his recent focus on health care: "Well, I've been doing it for about a month".
At the start, Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before Hasan provided Pakistan with the breakthrough. Sri Lanka meanwhile have had plenty of Test cricket this summer although the results will not be something they want to dwell on.
The " Suits " actress looked chic and fab in her white button-down shirt, light blue jeans and tan heels. Wales during his 10 years in the British Army, previously hosted the games in London and Orlando.
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Because killing him would have been a big problem as he was already heading a huge network in north Kashmir", he said. After his release, he worked in an electrical shop for a few years and rejoined militancy in 1995.
This week, the company announced a new design for a luxury submersible vehicle it's now calling Project Neptune. British sports auto manufacturer Aston Martin has revealed its new submarine project in Monaco.
Guardiola said they can not take Shakhtar lightly and that it is strong group with Dutch champions Feyenoord also in the mix. City have experimented with a number of formations already this season, often switching between a 3 or a 4 man defence.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had said earlier this month that the United States took no position on the referendum. They are cracking down on organisers by threatening them with prosecution.
UKIP should not focus on Islam, Neil Hamilton says
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Megyn Kelly laughs off negative reviews
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OSU assistant coach turns himself in after fraud allegations
Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. Oklahoma State assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning at the U.S.
Saturday Night Live Adds 3 New Featured Players
Ten days ago, it earned the venerable late-night show 9 Emmy awards - the most for any program - including Variety Sketch Series. As we previously mentioned, this Saturday's premiere will be hosted by Ryan Gosling with musical guest Jay-Z.
Ratings Actually Improved During NFL's Tumultuous Week 3
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