Finally, Google Finds Evidence Of Russian Interference In 2016 US Election
So, the lie has become truth.
After months of finger-pointing at Russia over its meddling in the United State of America’s 2016 presidential election, search engine giant, Google has evidence linking the Kremlin to the election interference.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that Google found evidence its platforms were exploited by Russian operatives seeking to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.
Google "found that tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who aimed to spread disinformation" across Google's products, the newspaper wrote, citing people familiar with the company's investigation.
Google's products include YouTube, Gmail, and the company's DoubleClick ad network.
The company told AFP that it has "a set of strict ads policies including limits on political ad targeting and prohibitions on targeting based on race and religion."
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Google is "taking a deeper look to investigate attempts to abuse our systems, working with researchers and other companies, and will provide assistance to ongoing inquiries," it said.
Google had previously said it was not used in the alleged Russian campaign to steer the November US presidential election won by Donald Trump.
The Kremlin has also denied that it tried to manipulate the US electoral process.
Google is not alone.
Other social media giants, Facebook and Twitter, have already indicated that they discovered content financed by Russian interests.
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