Google Has Found Russian-Bought Ads On Its Ad Network, YouTube
10 Октября 2017, 12:32 | Denise Dawson
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Russian operatives bought Google ads and exploited the company's many platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, according to a new report out of Washington.
For just the first time Google has uncovered evidence that operatives from Russian Federation exploited the platforms of the Internet giant in an attempt to interfere with the USA election in 2016, according to those familiar with the investigation the company carried out.
Facebook published a blog post on September 6, 2017, revealing that the company found about $100,000 in ad purchases between June 2015 and May 2017 - associated with roughly 3,000 ads connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and pages in violation of it policies.
Initially, the company abandoned the idea to investigate "Russian meddling" on its platform, but eventually a probe into the issue was launched, according to the report.
And, a significant discovery has been that the source of the funding for the ads, appears to be different from those identified by Facebook.
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