Twitter accused of providing 'disappointing' and 'inadequate' response to Russian misinformation campaign

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies such as Twitter to testify about Russian interference in U.S. politics.

Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that his social media company would also be handing over in information to Congress about accounts that were found on the site and believed to be used for advertising during the election. "Content that violates our rules with respect to automated accounts and spam can have a highly negative effect on user experience, and we have long taken substantial action to stem that flow".

The biggest news in their disclosure was that Twitter, working alongside Facebook, identified more than 200 fake accounts, which it is has since suspended.

Recently, Facebook revealed that apparent Russia-linked buyers spent $100,000 to place around 3,000 advertisements on its pages ahead of the elections that appeared to be aimed at influencing the public.

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That year, RT-affiliated accounts - including @RT_com and @RT_America - promoted 1,823 Tweets, which "definitely or potentially" targeted the USA market, Twitter found.

Twitter executives visited both the Senate and House intelligence committees, briefing staff in closed-door meetings that lasted several hours.

Warner in remarks to reporters called Twitter's statements "deeply disappointing" and "inadequate on nearly every level".

"The effort that appears to be put forward - that it was mostly derivative, based upon the roughly 450 accounts that Facebook identified and then simply searching more about those specific accounts - either shows a unwillingness to take this threat seriously or a complete lack of fulsome effort", he said.

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In addition, Twitter says that post-Soviet states and Russian Federation have always been responsible for the majority of spammy and automated content on its platform. Twenty-two of the accounts had presences on both social networks.

Twitter representatives met with congressional Russian Federation investigators in a closed meeting on Thursday. The Facebook account had generated 360,000 likes, which was more than the verified Black Lives Matter account on Facebook, which has a little more than 310,000, CNN said.

Twitter also reported details on Russia Today's ad budget on the platform.

Twitter also added that Russian Federation and other post-Soviet states have been responsible for the majority of automated and spammy content on the site for many years. "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.

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  • Ryan Wade