Google refused to provide additional comments but experts believe that based on the provided information so far, the company believes Russians spent about $100,000 on its platforms during the election campaign. Google discovered potential Russian ads by linking Russian Twitter accounts to those used to purchase ads on its own services, reportedly without Twitter's permission.
Google's discovery is significant as well because the advertisements do not seem to be from the same farm of trolls affiliated with the Kremlin that bought Facebook ads, which is a sign that the effort in Russian Federation to spread online disinformation might be far broader of a problem than first thought by companies in Silicon Valley.
This news comes as Facebook's security executive Alex Stamos responded to critics of the company's reaction to the fake news narrative. Facebook has received the most attention for the Russian-backed ads, and has promised to give the government 3,000 of them for study, now taking the threat to its platform and Democracy itself that they represent much more seriously.
Meanwhile, Congress has initiated several investigations into the matter that Russian-bought ads were a planned attack to rig the election and sow discord in the United States. In September, Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told The Washington Post that the company is "always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies".
Google operates the largest online business of advertising in the world, and YouTube is the largest video site online in the world.
Google has uncovered less than $100,000 in ad spending potentially linked to Russian actors, the source said.
This is the first time Google has been reported to admit to evidence of this activity.
Facebook, which identified 470 accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency, has shared its findings with both Twitter and Google, sources at all three companies said.
The disclosures have brought heightened scrutiny around the company's ad practices, and Facebook has already announced changes. Just last month, Twitter informed congressional investigators that it found around 200 accounts with ties to Russian propaganda dissemination. The tech giants are scheduled for a double-header on November 1: They have been asked to testify before both the Senate and House intelligence committees.
Grant Shapps Is A Disgrace
But the fiasco of her disastrous speech at this week's party conference has placed a great threat to her continued leadership. She said the government wants Brexit negotiations to succeed, but is also preparing for a scenario in which they could fail.
Linebacker Devin White batted down a fourth-down pass in Florida territory late in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. The decision to move the game instead of reschedule it rankled the Gators, who eventually won 16-10 at Tiger Stadium.
Monday , the Columbus Day holiday, will have showers, and thunderstorms could develop Tuesday morning, the weather service said. Skies on Saturday will be partly sunny, and highs will reach the middle to upper 70s.
Military", followed by an August 25 presidential memorandum, has not affected thousands of service members and their families. It's a new day, and with it comes another anti-LGBT action taken by a member of Donald Trump's administration.
He told reporters: "If we play like we did in the second half then we will struggle to get through the play-offs". We have a match waiting for us in Albania (on Monday) before the play-offs and we'll go out there to play.
Despite the unenthusiastic reaction to the performance, Kane says England should be proud of their achievement. Christopher Davies was a longtime Premier League correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph.
Catalan officials say that 90 percent of the 2.3 million people who voted Sunday were in favor of independence. Demonstrations also took place in several other Catalan cities, including Girona and Lleida.
The arm is integral to space station operations and can extend 60 feet off ISS, grabbing visiting cargo vehicles and payloads . Components of the LEEs were created to last 10 to 15 years, and it's been 16 years since they were installed.
The legendary figure of Santa Claus and his legend has been one of the most fun and exciting part of Christmas for children. That would be of interest to all the Christians who think they have visited Nicholas' resting place in Bari, Italy.
Even Bloom's mother, the prominent attorney Gloria Allred, implicitly criticized Bloom for working with Weinstein. While the publicist acknowledged receiving the questions, multiple attempts to get a response were unsuccessful.
It's also still unclear whether this will cause a domino-effect where phones will have to be recalled or not. KitGuru Says: Battery swelling isn't almost as bad as them spontaneously lighting up and burning.
Bloody riots in 2012 forced over 100,000 Rohingya to flee to refugee camps in southeast Bangladesh, where many still live. Some 900,000 doses of vaccine are due to arrive in the region at the weekend.
Four of family, guard brutally murdered in East Delhi
Preliminary investigation showed there was " no forced entry " into the house and no valuables were stolen, a police officer said. The police officials present at the spot said that the incident came to light when a call was made to the police at 7:15 AM.
India Loosens Tax Rules for Small Businesses, Exporters
Tax rate on man-made yarn was reduced to 12% from the current 18%, which is expected to provide relief to the textile industry. This will prevent the working capital of exporters from getting locked up in tax procedures and help improve their liquidity.
India beat Australia by 9 wickets in 1st T20
Australia , on the other hand will aim to gain some confidence before heading back to play the Ashes series in a month's time. Earlier, David Warner made his intent clear with successive boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over.
Georgia boss: We will not give Wales an easy time
Thomas Muller and Germany could qualify for Russian Federation as long as they do not lose at Northern Ireland . The Boys in Green must win their final two games to keep alive their hopes of a place in the play offs.
Pence points NASA back to moon landing - forget Mars for now
Orbital ATK's Thompson said the USA should be able to put astronauts on the moon within five years through such vehicles. He called the moon a "stepping stone" and "training ground" to help refocus the program on "human" space exploration.