Fiery exchanges as politicians scold Facebook, Google and Twitter

Facebook vows to double its cyber safety and security staff

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 USA politics" and undermine our electoral process by sophisticated operatives who know how to manipulate American voters. It was shown in Facebook users' feeds nearly 35,000 times and was clicked on 6,000 times.

A member of the House intelligence committee is challenging Facebook on its diversity.

Facebook's chief financial officer David Wehner warned that 2018 is shaping up to be a "significant investment year" with operating expenses rising 45% to 50% as the Menlo Park, Calif., company increases security spending, as well as spending on the company's push to add more video and to grow its augmented and virtual reality business.

She was directly addressing the three company lawyers - Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch, Google's general counsel Kent Walker and Twitter's acting general counsel Sean Edgett - but more broadly her remarks and those of other senators underscored the rising frustration with the technology industry generally.

Facebook still makes the vast majority of its money with advertising - more than 98 percent of the Q3 revenue came from ads, to be precise.

One pro-Bernie Sanders ad from a group purportedly called the "United Muslims of America" was narrowly targeted - to those who already follow that group, as well as their friends. The Facebook, Google and Twitter lawyers agreed. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, said at the hearing that the committee still expects to release all of the ads eventually.

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WR Chris Hogan left with a shoulder injury from the same collision with Pullard. "We had to defend the goal line", said Jones. Philip Rivers looked great on the drive, completing all three of his passes for 38 yards.

Below, a look at some of the ads released Wednesday, and some of the key information about each ad, including how much they cost and how many people may have seen them.

One ad from a group calling itself "Heart of Texas" promoted a rally in Houston on May 21, 2016 to "Stop Islamization" in the USA state.

If so, you were likely being targeted by the Russia-backed ads that have been in the news lately.

"This is whole lot broader than simply the 2016 election", Sen.

In preparation for hearings this week, Facebook disclosed that content generated by a Russian group, the Internet Research Agency, potentially reached as many as 126 million users.

Senators were not impressed the big tech companies sent their general counsels to three hearings this week and called on the companies to be tougher in the face of national security threats.

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