Senators Probing Russia Don’t Buy Twitter’s Bot Count, Tell Facebook to Dig Deeper


Senators don’t believe the internet giants Facebook, Twitter and Google have fully accounted for the nefarious activity detected on their platforms.

On Wednesday, representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google faced their second day of Senate hearings, fielding questions about the extent of Russian election meddling on their platforms and how many people were subjected to disinformation or incitements meant to disrupt American politics.

“Russian operatives attempted to infiltrate and manipulate American social media to hijack the national conversation and make Americans angry,” Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, said at the hearing. “To set ourselves against ourselves.”

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