Twitter's Testimony on Russian-Linked Accounts 'Inadequate on Every Level'

Russian trolls bought adverts and set up accounts that spread false information about Hillary Clinton it has been claimed

"These are not meant to be definitive solutions", the company said in the post.

The social media platform also found that Russian news site RT, which has close ties to the Kremlin, spent $274,000 on US ads in 2016.

The news follows similar disclosures from Facebook.

Twitter was able to link the accounts it removed to Russian entities through an internal review of roughly 450 accounts shared by Facebook, the blog post said. All of those accounts have been suspended from Twitter for breaking the rules against spam.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called the Twitter presentation before the committees "deeply disappointing".

Separately, Twitter also revealed that the news site RT (Russia Today), which the company noted has links to the Russian government, spent $274,100 for USA ads in 2016. In his letter to the CEO [VIDEO] of Facebook, Twitter and Google's parent company Alphabet, Smith wrote that Russian ads reflect "the Russian government's concern about the impact of fracking".

Twitter also briefed the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Sri Lanka bat first against Pakistan as Haris Sohail debuts
They are yet to lose at this ground and the last time Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in Abu Dhabi, the Test ended in a draw. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 Test series whitewash at the hands of India.

"Just as all the usual media organisations in the world do", Ms Margarita Simonyan was quoted as saying by the RIA news agency.

United States president Donald Trump took umbrage with Facebook's decision to share data with congressional investigators, saying the social network "was always anti-Trump".

"Neither the original accounts shared by Facebook, nor the additional related accounts we identified, were registered as advertisers on Twitter", the company said.

Twitter didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Warner in remarks to reporters called Twitter's statements "deeply disappointing" and "inadequate on nearly every level". "In the coming month, we will hold an open hearing with representatives from tech companies in order to better understand how Russian Federation used online tools and platforms to sow discord in and influence our election", committee Representatives said.

Facebook and Google have also been summoned to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee regarding Russian Federation meddling into US election. Representatives for Facebook and Google confirmed they had received invitations from the Senate committee but did not say whether the companies would attend. And after the discussion of fake news, Russian accounts, and bots on President Trump's favorite social network ended, Twitter updated the public on its efforts to get to the bottom of the abuses of its systems.

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