COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook will stand by its policy of allowing issue-related ads to be served because of its support for free speech, but she said the company wants to elevate the quality of discourse on the platform. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel, also revealed at the Senate Intelligence Committee that the 126 million of its US users exposed to content from Russian accounts did not include Instagram - where an "additional 16 million people" viewed such content since October 2016.
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.
Because Facebook charges based on the number of views, the ad cost less than six rubles (10 cents).
Panthers to trade Kelvin Benjamin to Bills
Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen is eligible to return to practice this week from injured reserve but can't play until November 25. But remember that Panthers GM Marty Hurney and first-year Buffalo GM Brandon Beane (a former Panthers lifer) are long friends.
During a hearing probing Russian election meddling on Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats spared the firms' general counsels much of the praise that the Senate Judiciary Committee gave them during a hearing on Tuesday.
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.
The ad was targeted at people living in New York, according to the release from the House Intelligence Committee, which does not specify whether it means New York State or New York City. It was shown 716 times and got 42 clicks.
The ads were released Wednesday as officials from Facebook and other social media companies faced criticism for not doing enough to prevent Russian agents from interfering with the American political process.
Razer Phone to feature 120Hz refresh rate, 8GB RAM
The most popular gaming phone was designed by Nokia was known as N-gage after which Sony also came up with Xperia Play. The overall design of the handset looks similar to NextBit's Robin smartphone, which were launched earlier this year.
"This is whole lot broader than simply the 2016 election", Sen.
Facebook has said that the Internet Research Agency's content was served to as many as 150 million people on its platforms, including both Facebook and Instagram. Facebook had earlier turned over more than 3,000 advertisements linked to that group. Facebook added close to 2,500 people this quarter.
On a day when Facebook Inc. and other tech executives were being grilled by Congress on weightier concerns about how it may have helped Russian Federation influence USA elections, the giant social network issued an earnings report that indicated its business continues to breeze ahead unaffected.
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.
Hamas to hand control of Rafah border crossing to Palestinian Authority
It went on to hold Hamas - which has governed the strip since 2007 - responsible for what it described as "hostile activity". The United States also chimed in earlier this month, demanding that Hamas disarm if it wants any role in a unity government.