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Week 19: Internet Billionaires Prepare for Their Public Shaming - POLITICO Magazine

Internet giants Google, Facebook and Twitter—worth more than a trillion dollars combined—have now joined the ever-expanding cast of the Trump Tower scandal. Portrayed in the press as the witless enablers to the Russian meddlers of Campaign 2016, the ...and more »

Google Prepares to Brief Congress on Its Role in Election - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has become the latest Silicon Valley giant to become entangled in a widening investigation into how online social networks and technology products may have played a role in Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Friday ...and more »

Facebook will share 3000 Russian political ads with Congress on Monday - Recode

Facebook will hand over approximately 3,000 political ads purchased by Russian sources during the 2016 U.S. presidential election to members of Congress on Monday. Along with the ads, Facebook plans to share other data — including information about ...and more »

Facebook to Deliver 3000 Russia-Linked Ads to Congress on Monday - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Under intensifying scrutiny from federal investigators and the public, Facebook said on Sunday that it planned to turn over more than 3,000 Russian-linked advertisements to congressional investigators on Monday. The decision, which ...and more »

How to survive in the fake-information age - Computerworld

"Information wants to be free." That was the motto of truth-seeking digital activists in the '80s and '90s. The motto today is: "Information wants to be fake." Just look at the news this week for a glimpse of how much chaos fake news is causing ...and more »

Facebook will give its 3000 Russia-linked ads to Congress today - Business Insider

Facebook said it planned on Monday to turn over to Congress copies of some 3,000 ads that the social network says were most likely bought by people in Russia in the months surrounding the 2016 US election. Last month, in response to calls from US ...and more »

Facebook will send thousands of ads bought by Russian operatives to Congress on Monday - Washington Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will release copies of 3,000 Russian-bought ads to congressional investigators Monday, executives said. “The big picture is that we're stepping up tomorrow to help Congress understand foreign interference on the ad platform ...and more »

Facebook will share Russian-bought election interference ads with Congress tomorrow - TechCrunch

Facebook will release over 3,000 ads bought by a Russian entity to interfere in U.S. politics and the 2016 presidential election with congressional investigators tomorrow morning at 8am Pacific, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. Facebook ...and more »

This is how easy it is to buy a Facebook ad like the Russian 'troll farms' did - CNN International

Washington (CNN) The politically divisive Facebook ads bought during the 2016 campaign by the Russia-connected "troll farm" known as the Internet Research Agency were purchased through the social media network's self-service ad manager platform. These ...and more »

$100000 in Russian-bought Facebook ads could have reached millions of voters - CNBC

Facebook ads for a mass audience cost about $5 for 1,000 impressions, or the number of times an ad is called from a server to appear on a webpage. Ad campaigns balance frequency and the audience you want to reach, so you could either aim to have as ...and more »