Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Fiery exchanges as politicians scold Facebook, Google and Twitter

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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". Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) told executives of the California-based companies.

The country's leading tech giants will not support a bill for more internet transparency.

Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, said he believed that Twitter was "vastly underestimating" the amount of fake and automated accounts on its platform.

"We have found that foreign actors have used fake accounts to place ads on Facebook and Instagram that reached millions of Americans", said Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch.

The Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman explained that Russians organized a Heart of Texas rally and a concurrent United Muslims of America counterprotest on the same day at the same location in Houston.

Both Facebook pages promoted an event for noon on May 21, 2016, at a Houston Islamic center - one to protest Muslims and the other to praise them.

Bloodhound supersonic vehicle on display during test
For the initial record attempt, the Bloodhound will use a single monopropellant rocket which can produce around 40kN of thrust. Green has to throttle back the jet, which will have enough fuel in the system to keep Bloodhound going up to 200mph.

Facebook's Russian Federation problem isn't affecting the company's business.

"What neither side could have known was that Russian trolls were encouraging both sides to battle in the streets", Sen. The sampling published by Politico seems inconsistent with the way politicians and journalists generally portray "Russian disinformation", which they describe as a plot to "reshape US politics" and undermine our electoral process by sophisticated operatives who know how to manipulate American voters. Experts have said that the Russians' goals included promoting discord in the US and inciting violence.

"This is whole lot broader than simply the 2016 election", Sen. The Facebook, Google and Twitter lawyers agreed.

It's round two for the world's biggest internet companies as they face off against congressional lawmakers on Capitol Hill. "They need to answer for this".

"Don't let nation states disrupt our future", Burr said. House Judiciary to hold hearing on net neutrality Twitter didn't tell Senate Intel about RT pitch to buy election ads Twitter banning ads from Russia-funded media outlets MORE (Va.) also said that he was irritated by how tech firms had responded to the committee's concerns. "You are the front line of defense for it".

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