Google says it will dig deeper for evidence of Russian election meddling

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Several of the ads encouraged people to follow Pages regarding these issues.

A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted MI and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump's victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Facebook said a month ago that it believed individuals in Russian Federation purchased around 3,000 politically troublesome advertisements on its system in the United States in the months previously, then after the fact the November U.S. presidential race.

Mark Warner, a U.S. Senator, and Democrat have likened digital political advertising outreach to the "Wild, Wild West", and he, others have sought the implementation of disclosure requirements identical to the measure needed in the U.S for political ads on TV.

Facebook will hire 1,000 additional people to the internal team that reviews and removes Facebook ads, according to details shared via email with Recode by a Facebook spokesperson. It identified roughly 450 Russian-linked accounts as having purchased ads.

Further, the company is coming up with stricter norms for the advertisers and groups to show the United States Federal Apart from stricter documentation, ad buyers would also be required to confirm the business or any entity that they represent before purchasing the ads, notes Forbes.

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"Forty-four percent of the ads were seen before the US election on November 8, 2016, fifty-six percent were seen after the election", Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president for policy and communications, said in a new post on Monday. The Campaign Legal Center is a nonprofit of Washington that supports for additional elections transparency, this week sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive of Facebook, requesting that the firm publicly rolls out the content of the supposed Russia-connected political ads. He's since said he regrets those remarks.

Shouldn't you stop foreigners from meddling in USA social issues?The right to speak out on global issues that cross borders is an important principle.

Facebook will be working with industry leaders and governments worldwide to share information about bad actors on the platform and ensure that they stay off all the other social media platforms too.

Members from both parties said that there was a clear sophistication in the Russian ad campaign, and they said they were only just beginning to learn the full extent of the social media efforts.

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