Facebook declined to comment for the story, but Tuesday's report came amid growing suspicion that the Russian government attempted to influence USA politics using the social media platform.
The news comes after Facebook acknowledged foreign entities linked to Russian Federation paid to promote political messages on the leading social network, potentially violating United States election laws, AFP reported.
Executives from Twitter, along with Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google were asked to appear at a public hearing before the Senate committee November 1, while the House panel requested them next month, according to aides from both committees.
Some of the tweets from these accounts promoted anti-Hillary Clinton stories, the CNN reports. All of those accounts, Twitter said, had been or were soon banned, usually for violating spam rules. And while there is no silver bullet, Twitter's improved detection systems now catch 3.2 million suspicious accounts globally per week.
Twitter is taking a hint from Facebook and handing over information to Congress about accounts that may have been used for malicious purposes or for misinformation around the 2016 Presidential elections. The ads, believed to have interfered in the elections, were shared by Twitter Vice President for Public Policy Colin Crowell with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
"Neither the original accounts shared by Facebook, nor the additional related accounts we identified, were registered as advertisers on Twitter", the company said.
The Twitterpost also said that company representatives told the committees that Russia Today, a news service that's been criticized as a propaganda tool of the Kremlin, spent more than $274,000 on advertising past year.
Social media companies like Twitter and Facebook have faced increased scrutiny around how they handle bots and the potential that their platforms were used to sow disruption during 2016.
Moscow denies any such activity, and Trump dismissed any talk of such collusion. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel, said Wednesday that he hopes Twitter will be forthcoming.
Hodgson has previously saved Fulham when they looked doomed to relegation in 2008, taking nine points from his final three games. That could lead to corners in the first half as Palace try to clear their lines and are under constant pressure.
Chinese leaders were for long the North's diplomatic allies but express increasing frustration with the government of Kim Jong-un. Ri reportedly added that "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong Un".
Westbrook, the league's reigning MVP, has been sitting on the deal for months; the Thunder first dangled the deal in July. The NBA All-Star guard said in the statement that he feels "so honored" to stay a part of the Thunder organization.
An Egyptian woman who was dubbed world's heaviest woman has passed away at a hospital in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates aged 37. A team of more than 20 doctors had been caring for Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty since her arrival at Burjeel Hospital in May.
Though both Washington and Pyongyang have rejected the proposal, he said, "we believe that the potential is not yet exhausted". Lavrov noted that Pyongyang is carefully watching how the United States deals with that pact, now up for recertification.
Restrictions on Chinese trade with North Korea have posed new challenges for the North Korean leader, Cho said. The Russia-North Korea Friendship House at the Khasan crossing point on the Russian-North Korean border.
The move to 3G does mean that battery life takes a hit, in the form of 6.5 hours of talk time and "up to" 27 days of standby time. All these phones have a matte finish which prolongs the durability of the device and they even sport shiny, new silver keypads.
Overall, ratings for Sunday's games were down roughly four percent when you combine the coverage on Fox, CBS and NBC. LeSean McCoy of the Buffalo Bills kneels during the national anthem on Sunday in Orchard Park, New York.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said Rohingya Muslims were "not refugees" but "illegal immigrants" and can be deported.
Presidents Cup: Team USA continues dominant run
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Man City striker Aguero hurt in auto crash
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Fistfight breaks out in Ugandan Parliament
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Jose Mourinho "angry" over Premier League scheduling?
"Apart from Manchester United and us, there are other great teams with great players in the Premier League ". However, Barton has pointed to the fact City had a good start to the season previous year but fell away.
Bombardier, Siemens, Alstom, Tesla and more
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15 dead after Hurricane Maria hits Dominica
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BJP National Executive meet begins in Delhi
This, he said, reflects the trust reposed in the party by voters and their expectations from its leaders. Modi may use the opportunity to highlight his government's pro-poor measures and other policy decisions.
Mexico Hit With New 6.1 Magnitude Quake
The quake sent some buildings tumbling down, while others sustained massive damage. He reported that two people died of apparent heart attacks during the new temblor.