Representatives of the companies Google, Facebook and Twitter will speak at the congressional hearings devoted to attempts of Moscow to use their platform to influence the outcome of the election
Google has discovered that Russian agents have spent tens of thousands of dollars on advertising in YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other services, announced on Monday, the newspaper The Washington Post.
Apparently, the is published is not the company that has purchased advertising in Facebook, and it perhaps indicates a broader scale the Russian campaign to spread false information, the newspaper said.
Google ranked first in the world advertising on the Internet, and YouTube is the largest video resource.
Google, which is part of the Corporation Alphabet, has not yet commented on the article The Washington Post.
Previously, Google has downplayed the likelihood of deployment of Russian advertisements on their platforms, however, according to The Washington Post, launched an investigation into the matter. Social networks Twitter and Facebook, said that Russia bought the is and had the account on their platforms.
According to a source familiar with the investigation of Google, but not working in the company, she discovered promotional material, presumably associated with Russia, in the amount of at least $ 100,000.
Meanwhile, Facebook found sponsored posts in the amount of $ 100,000, paid only by one company, OOO “Internet research” (Internet Research Agency), the source said.
Meanwhile, the Congress conducts several investigations of the Russian intervention in elections in 2016. Lawmakers from both parties believe that Russia is trying to sow discord in American society, led a propaganda and tried to influence the election results in favor of Donald trump.
As expected, Google representatives together with representatives of Facebook and Twitter on 1 November, will speak at a public hearing in the Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives and the Senate on efforts of Russia to use their platform to influence the outcome of the election.