Technology Companies Face Growing Questions in Russia Probe - NBC News

Technology Companies Face Growing Questions in Russia Probe – NBC News

The flood gates have opened in a Congressional probe into how suspected Russian entities used social media to spread misinformation designed to influence America’s presidential election.On Thursday, Twitter, which has kept relatively quiet about suspected use of the platform for election meddling, will appear before Senate and House Intelligence Committee members.The move comes as Facebook begins to hand over 3,000 Russian-linked ads, including payment data and details on how Russian entities targeted voters through Facebook’s system.A Facebook representative told NBC News on Wednesday the company is in the process of providing information to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. The House and Senate intelligence committees are also set to receive the advertisements as part of their ongoing probe into Russian interference in the election.

Källa: Technology Companies Face Growing Questions in Russia Probe – NBC News