Microsoft looks at whether Russians bought USA ads on search engine
11 October, 2017, 03:59 | Author: Nadine Todd
Google remains tight-lipped about the details of their initial findings, but has said they used data from Twitter (without Twitter's express consent) to investigate the ad buys. This suggests the Russian government either found a way around Google's systems, or that the rules were suspended for some reason.
That step may yet come after Facebook bowed to Congressional pressure and handed over descriptions of the suspicious ads themselves, rather than just dollar figures, potentially allowing many more similar adverts to be identified.
The role that Silicon Valley technology giants may have unwittingly played during last year's election is still being uncovered.
Microsoft Corp said on Monday it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms, after rival Google said it had discovered such ads on its products.
A study published on Monday by researchers with the Oxford Internet Institute, which is affiliated with the British university, found that current US military personnel and veterans were targeted by disinformation campaigns on Twitter and Facebook over the past year by a nexus of pro-Kremlin, Russian-oriented sites, along with conspiracy theorists and European right-wing ideologues.
They focused on "divisive social and political messages", it said. Some of those networks are based in the U.S., the Washington Post reported, and can be highly lucrative. 'Destroy our democracy' Google, which runs the world's largest online advertising business, had largely evaded public or congressional scrutiny until now. On Sunday, the Daily Beast news website reported that the Kremlin recruited at least two black video bloggers to post clips on YouTube during the campaign. The two firms are now cooperating with Congressional investigators looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Facebook and Twitter are facing renewed calls from USA lawmakers to ensure ads on their respective platforms aren't used to spread hate.
Facebook has confirmed that around 5% of the adverts it has identified as having been bought by Russian Federation around the time of the United States presidential election also appeared on Instagram. "If Vladimir Putin is using Facebook or Google or Twitter to, in effect, destroy our democracy, the American people should know about it", Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal said on Monday.
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They haven't appeared at a World Cup Finals since 2002, so passion was running high as the two nations entered the game. There's no better feeling", he told Sky Sports . "It's a shame for us, a hard one, but we've got no complaints".
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Chris Coleman has offered a coy response to questions about his Wales future, amid interest from West Ham United . I'm thinking about the fact there's a dressing room full of devastated players and staff".
Switzerland must now aim to qualify through the dreaded play-off system if they are to join their rivals at the tournament. Both teams finished 9-1-0 in qualifying, but Portugal progressed on goal differential.
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Bulgaria, Italy and Portugal will train regularly with the force in Craiova, and Germany is also expected to contribute. NATO's new force increases its presence in the Black Sea region that's rich in oil and gas reserves.
Under a 2008 plea deal, Mirasolo served less than a year in jail for sexually assaulting the then-12-year-old girl. She added that they were hoping to settle the matter in private before a scheduled hearing on October 25.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi second trailer released
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He also took some blame for it, saying he isn't getting rid of the ball quickly enough. "I think that's decision-making". Brady was present at the team facility Tuesday but didn't join his teammates at practice.
United States of America men's soccer vs. Trinidad and Tobago
NOTES: The referee is Juan Carlos Guerra of Guatemala, who worked the Americans' exhibition against New Zealand last October. The only defeat in Trinidad was in the semifinal round in 2008, after the American team had already qualified for the Hex.