Here's How Russia Used Facebook And Google To Influence 2016 US Elections
Here's How Russia Used Facebook And Google To Influence 2016 US Elections

It is crystal clear that how a series of events occurred since last year has demonstrated that internet needs to be taken precariously. Some 126 million Americans saw on Facebook the publications of alleged Russian agents trying to influence the elections, who also made 131,000 messages on Twitter and posted more than one thousand videos on YouTube.

Here’s How Russia Used Facebook And Google To Influence 2016 US Elections

Some 126 million Americans saw on Facebook the publications of alleged Russian agents trying to influence the elections, who also made 131,000 messages on Twitter and posted more than one thousand videos on YouTube.

Responsible for Facebook, Twitter and Google (owner of YouTube) will appear today before the Justice Committee of the Lower House and on Wednesday in the Intelligence Committees of both chambers, which investigate the presumed interference of the Kremlin in the elections.

Specifically, his appearances will address how digital platforms were used to influence millions of Americans.

According to US media, which has had access to texts prepared for the hearings, the social network giant Facebook will admit that the Internet Research Agency, linked to the Kremlin, made some 80,000 publications between January 2015 and August 2017.

These publications reached 29 million Americans, which once shared, had a total of 126. The social network giant Facebook will also report that it has closed some 170 accounts of its Instagram network with 120,000 publications linked to Russia.

The network created by Mark Zuckerberg and confirmed weeks ago that Internet Research Agency invested about $100,000 for 3,000 ads in about 470 pages that have already been closed.

The contents of these publications were related to race, religion, rights to arms and sexual and gender orientation.

The microblogging site, Twitter, meanwhile, will explain the finding of some 2,700 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency that published 131,000 messages between September and November 2016.

Those responsible for the network identified another 36,000 accounts unrelated to the Internet Research Agency that published 1.4 million messages linked to Russia that obtained 288 million views.

Finally, the tech giant Google will report the discovery of 18 channels on YouTube “possibly associated” with the Russians, from which they posted about 1,100 videos (43 hours of content) which together had a limited reach of 309,000 views from mid-2015 to the end of 2016.

Several committees of the Congress, between the Lower House and the Senate, deal in parallel with the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller on the alleged interference of Russia in the presidential elections and possible contacts between Kremlin officials and the campaign team of the current president, of course, Donald Trump.

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