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Google the Latest Tech Giant to Uncover Ads by Russian Operatives

Google the Latest Tech Giant to Uncover Ads by Russian Operatives

The ads were likely bought by people operating in Russian Federation. USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow's goal was to help elect Donald Trump.

The company discovered the ads by downloading historical data from Twitter, according to the Washington Post, and using it "to link Russian Twitter accounts to other accounts that had used Google's services to buy ads".

The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Mark Warner, has said he thinks Russian-linked accounts' purchase of $100,000 worth of Facebook ads is only "the tip of the iceberg".

Facebook reportedly unearthed $100,000 (£76,000) in spending from a single Russian group, the Internet Research Agency.

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Google has not said whether it will testify.

This is the first time Google has been reported to admit to evidence of this activity. Altogether, this gave the Kremlin access to the largest online ad business and the largest video website in the world.

Facebook and Twitter have recently revealed that Russian troll farms sent thousands of paid advertisements and fake news stories through the social media sites to promote chaos and divisions among American voters. They posed as Black Lives Matter sympathizers who were sharply critical of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Twitter stated that RT - which the United States intelligence community in January said played a role in Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election - spent $274,100 running ads in the U.S. a year ago. One research group believes that the election influence of Russian groups on Twitter, Facebook and other networks has actually been massively underreported.

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Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers have said Russian Federation meant to sow discord in the United States, spread propaganda and sway the election. Critics are angry that Facebook won't reveal the Russian ads to the public, and many diverse voices are calling for tighter government regulations over the company.

"We have a set of strict ads policies including limits on political ad targeting and prohibitions on targeting based on race and religion", said a spokesman for Google.

Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail and Google Search, an internal Google investigation has uncovered.

So far, Google has ducked a lot of the criticism that has fallen on Facebook, and to a lesser extent, Twitter.

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