Lawmakers release Russia-linked Facebook ads

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"One witness this committee had said that their strategy is to take a crack in our society and turn it into a chasm", King said, later adding: "We as a society have to realize when we are being conned". They faced a Senate Judiciary subcommittee yesterday and will appear before a House panel later today. You have a huge problem on your hands and you bear the responsibility.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who was present for both Tuesday's hearing and Wednesday's, said she was disappointed in the lawyers' answers to lawmakers' questions. Mark Warner as Congress held a second day of hearings on the issue.

"All told, that gets you to approximately a little less than 150 million, Stretch said".

Tech firms tried to draw attention to work that they were doing to improve and crack down on malicious foreign actors but were shot down in many cases by lawmakers who called their work to vague.

What was orchestrated in St. Petersburg, Russia for a cost of about $200 in Facebook ads resulted in a real-life clash covered by local news. We're serious about preventing abuse on our platforms.

Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel, also revealed at the Senate Intelligence Committee that the 126 million of its United States users exposed to content from Russian accounts did not include Instagram - where an "additional 16 million people" viewed such content since October 2016. "They are much more widespread than one election", Rubio said.

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"We're deeply concerned. This is an issue that we talk about constantly", Sean Edgett, Twitter's acting general counsel, said at the hearing.

There is also proposed USA legislation that would extend rules governing political ads on television, radio and satellite to also cover digital advertising.

"This is another example of how people are lured in", said Sen.

From where we stand, with almost 126 million Americans having seen these downright inflammatory posts and not having thought anything of it - well, we really couldn't agree more. That's up 47 percent since last year's presidential election.

Facebook's ability to target advertising has become so effective that some in Congress have discussed regulating political advertising, especially in the wake of testimony about the extent to which Russian operatives used its platform to spread misinformation during the 2016 elections.

Republicans like Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio unveils bill to strengthen security at Cuban airports Dem senator calls on Congress to oppose Trump's pick for NASA chief Jeff Flake knows the GOP is in trouble, and so does the base MORE (R-Fla.) argued that Russian misinformation was meant to create general division between segments of the USA population.

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