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Internet giants responded to questions of the U.S. Senate

11:35, Wednesday, 01 November, 2017
Internet giants responded to questions of the U.S. Senate

U.S. senators criticized the Internet companies for allowing political advertising. Facebook, Twitter and Google agreed with the criticism.
     Official representatives of Internet companies Facebook, Google and Twitter for several hours answered questions of the members of the Subcommittee on crime and terrorism of the us Senate on the question of the possible intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. During the hearing the senators subjected the company to harsh criticism for the fact that the Internet giant has taken few steps to the Russian agents did not intervene in the American political process, reports the news Agency AP on Wednesday, 1 November.
     The main claim to Internet companies was the fact that they are not making that payment for political ads were held in a foreign currency. In response, the Executive Director of Google, Richard Salgado said that the search giant in the future can refuse political ads, the paid currency. It hearings went that advertising in the US buy not only the representatives of Russia.
     Colin Stretch, Facebook's General counsel, admitted that his company missed a "key signal". But he wouldn't prohibit public advertising in the US, purchased in foreign currency. About five million advertisers each month, buy a place on Facebook, I noticed Stretch. He promised to remove all of the accounts registered to false names. Similar representations were made by Google and Twitter. Company representatives assured the senators that understand the seriousness of Russian intervention.
     It was the first of three hearings in the U.S. Congress with the participation of three Internet companies on the question of the possible intervention of Moscow in the elections. November 1, they must attend the meetings of the committees on intelligence of the Senate and house of representatives.

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