Google and Twitter have not found evidence of Russia’s influence on U.S. elections


Google и Twitter не обнаружили доказательств влияния России на выборы в СШАThe company answered written questions from the intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate about the possible impact on the gubernatorial elections in the States of new Jersey and Virginia

In company responses to written questions from members of the intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate stated that they knew nothing about any state-supported attempts to interfere in the election of governors in the States of new Jersey and Virginia, as well as in other expressions of the will of the national or local level last year.

Google Vice President Kent Walker said that the company will still continue to “develop tools for countering evolving threats.”

According to the General counsel of Twitter Shawn Edgette, the resource has the same plans.

In October 2016 the United States government officially accused Russia of hacking into the servers of American political parties, and meddling in the presidential election process in the country. In the published us intelligence report says that to start a campaign ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Leaders from Facebook, Twitter and Google testified before three congressional committees on the alleged Russian attempts to spread misinformation before and after the US presidential election in 2016.

80 thousand posts were published in the period from June 2015 to August 2017, and most of them were aimed at the division of American society with respect to social and political problems. Among them, race relations and gun rights, according to Facebook.

Twitter reports that it has identified several thousand fake accounts, which is much greater than the previously reported number – 201. According to company accounts associated with Russian trolls, published about 1.4 million messages about the election of 2016, which amounts to 0.74% of the total number of messages related to the election. Twitter gave U.S. lawmakers the names of all of the fake accounts.


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