They downloaded the service's historical data and looked to connect Russian-linked Twitteraccounts to Google accounts that had made advertising purchases during the election. Congress is reportedly set to have representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testify on the incidents. When Facebook revealed the extent of its problem, it talked about $100,000 in ad buys from almost 500 affiliated accounts "likely operated out of Russia".
News of Google's discovery comes after Facebook last month revealed that 470 "inauthentic" accounts and Pages that "likely operated out of Russia" spent approximately $100,000 between June 2015 and May 2017 on 3,000 ads on its platform.
As with other tech giants, Google has previously downplayed the likelihood of Russian involvement on its platforms ahead of last year's USA presidential elections.
But after launching a review, the company found around $100,000 (£76,000) in ad spending potentially linked to Russian sources, according to a source.
The reportsaid the company discovered the Russian presence by siphoning data from Twitter.
One outside expert, Jonathan Albright, research director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University acknowledged last week that the influence of Russian disinformation on the presidential election was "much greater" than Google, Facebook and other social media companies are willing to acknowledge.
Huge crowds rally against Catalan secession
But uncertainty still stalks the country as Catalan leaders have not backed off from plans to declare the region independent. She stressed her support for Spain's unity but also encouraged more dialogue.
Amid growing revelations that the companies that many Americans rely on as news sources were exploited by a Russian disinformation campaign surrounding the US presidential election, there's a new report that "Russian agents" spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on Google properties such as its search engine, YouTube, Gmail and more.
Google found an advertisement, purchased by Russia, YouTube, Gmail and other platforms. The social network allows advertisers to target its audience with more specificity than Google, including users with a wide range of political leanings. Google has yet to confirm whether it will also give evidence at the hearing.
In contrast to Facebook, Google's ads appear to come from a different source than the pro-Kremlin troll farm that leveraged the social network.
It's not just Facebook and Twitter.
Congressional committees have launched multiple investigations into Russian interference, but concern about Silicon Valley's role has surged over the past month against the backdrop of a cascade of revelations about how Russia appears to have leveraged their platforms to spread propaganda.
The content of the ads that flowed through Google was not clear.
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Chandimal took a little while to get adjusted to the conditions as he scored just one run off the first 23 deliveries he faced. However, after beating Pakistan at their home venue , the Lions are in great confidence in second match.
Wood did well too, earning the penalty that Altidore converted before Wood himself scored the fourth goal later on. As Altidore said, "In all my years with the national team, I don't think I've ever been this prepared".
France have returned to the top of their 2018 World Cup qualification group courtesy of a 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday night. That result meant that France went into their match with Bulgaria two points behind the Swedes at the top of the Group.
Pirlo, a 2006 World Cup victor , has previously worked under Conte for Juventus and the Italy national side. The decision to retire was disclosed by Pirlo in his interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport .
I made the mistake in the past of going out a little too hard too soon and you still have a long ways to go for several miles. Amongst her successes are: three Olympic gold medals, she is nine-time world champion and world record holder over 5,000m.
When Jacksonville is clicking, it has a defense that's a nightmare to score on and an offense that can grind away with Fournette. Fournette is now tied for seventh in the league in rushing with 285 yards on 81 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
He has won two back-to-back Champions League since being there and a mainstay in the side since the Frenchman took over. In their current status, the squad is far from a serious candidate to win the 2017/2018 Champions League.
A spokesperson for the hotel declined to comment on whether such notes had been added to Paddock's reservation. Law enforcement says Paddock had stockpiled 47 guns since 1982 and bought 33 of them over the past year alone.
Special features of the BlackBerry Motion include a Smart Convenience Key so you can quickly access a particular app or function. Formerly, the phone was called " BlackBerry Krypton " but, now it finally launched in the markets as " BlackBerry Motion ".
And inspiration struck for him Saturday night at Madison Square Garden during the New York Comic Con Walking Dead panel. "One character is going to go from one show that I will not name and appear on another show that I will not name".
If you're one of the many millions of people in the United States who subscribe to Netflix , you might want to pay attention. If Netflix ups its price by £1 every 6-12 months then it might start seeing something of a backlash.
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As a result, it is hard to know the true extent of damages in Puerto Rico , and how citizens are coping with the aftermath. But because of the disastrous conditions, only 30 percent of the police force were able to get to work.
Turnovers cost Wolverines, MSU wins 14-10
And a bobbled snap once again provided the Spartans with a memorable play. "We definitely talked about it", Lewerke said. MI got the ball back with 34 seconds left, and the MSU defense held on despite a almost costly late hit by Chris Frey.
Erdogan announces "serious" operation in northern Syria
Idlib province has been the destination of many militant groups who were relocated under deals with Damascus in the past year. The newly launched operation is regarded as a strong push for establishing the fourth zone, to be set up in Idlib.
At Least 6 Dead From Gas Station Explosions in Ghana
A small unit on a tower building at Ghana's parliament also caught fire in July, although the blaze did not cause major damage. Dominic Osei, a local businessman, said there were too many natural gas filling stations near petrol stations.
LSU hangs out to defeat Florida 17-16
LSU quarterback Danny Etling attempted just 16 passes this week compared to 25 against Troy. "I was so happy for our team". KERRYON JOHNSON carries 28 times for 204 yards and three touchdowns to highlight Auburn's 44-23 victory over Mississippi.
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McDonald's Szechuan sauce returns, thanks to 'Rick and Morty'
Szechuan sauce will be available at McDonald's in limited quantities starting at 2 p.m., so once they're out, they're out. For one day only this Saturday, fans can head to four Chicago McDonald's locations to get a serving of the popular sauce.
Several Injured in Collision in Central London
Nearby museums including the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum were evacuated with Tube stations sealed off by police. A spokeswoman for the Natural History Museum told the BBC that "the Museum's visitors and staff are always our first priority".