Facebook is hiring 1000 people to fight shady ads

Russian propaganda ads reached 10m US Facebook users

Russian propaganda ads reached 10m US Facebook users

It's no secret that Russian Federation tried to influence the outcome of the U.S. election a year ago using a variety of techniques including the use of advertising on Facebook.

"The 2016 United States election was the first where evidence has been widely reported that foreign actors sought to exploit the internet to influence voter behaviour", said Schrage.

Two weeks ago, Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced an overhaul to the rules around political ad spending and said the company would add 250 employees to work on election integrity.

Payment: Facebook says some of the ads were paid for in Russian currency, but it can't use that as an indicator of suspicious activity necessarily because "the overwhelming majority" of advertisers who pay in Russian currency aren't doing anything wrong.

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Twitter has said it found postings linked to those same accounts, and the House and Senate intelligence panels have asked both companies, along with Google, to testify publicly in the coming weeks.

The US intelligence community said Russian Federation interfered in the election and a number of congressional panels are investigating its involvement and whether members of the Trump campaign participated.

"That means that for most of (the ads), if they had been run by authentic individuals, anywhere, they could have remained on the platform", Schrage said. The Russians capitalized this system by designing English-language sites and Facebook pages that approximately impersonated those designed by USA political activists.

On Monday, the world's biggest social platform announced plans to hire an additional 1000 employees to review ad submissions, along with other new policies and procedures created to improve the transparency of Facebook's advertising.

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None of the companies have said whether they will accept the invitations. But Twitter - as it turned over information about those users as well as RT's ads - quickly drew the ire of lawmakers like Sen.

Schiff said he hopes to release a sampling of the ads at a public hearing with the firms. "We are viewing more proof of extra ads and how they are utilized to influence people", the vice chairman of the committee, Warner, claimed to the reporters.

Facebook's disclosure came just hours after it gave congress detailed record of the ads, including data about the buyers and their targeting efforts.

Twitter said last week that it had suspended 22 accounts corresponding to the 450 Facebook accounts that were likely operated out of Russian Federation. The company has promised to share its findings with Congressional investigators.

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