Facebook and Google have revealed the scale of the “Russian intervention” in U.S. elections

Google, Facebook and Twitter has published the data on Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections. The company claim that the network has published millions of posts from fake accounts, which was in charge of “online research”. The new data emerged on the eve of hearings in the us Congress, where the Internet giant needs to explain why their platform does not prevent dissemination of misinformation. Extracts from the reports of Reuters and the Associated Press.

Facebook announced that posts allegedly related to the interests of Russia, the social network has seen 126 million Americans, or about 40 percent of the population. Google claims that Pro-Russian content has moved through its YouTube. The company consisted of 17 channels, which published 1108 Pro clips with a total duration of 43 hours. From June 2015 to November 2016, they received 309 thousand views.

Facebook and Google claim that the production of content was involved in “online research”. According to estimates Twitter, with this company were connected by a 2.7 thousand profiles microblogging platform. A tweets accounts fasted automatically. From 1 September 2016 to 15 November 2016, according to the service, the accounts published 1.4 million messages associated with Russia. It is a 0.74 percent of all Twitter posts related to the election.

Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. In particular, the American journalists and officials claimed that “Russian hackers” stole the correspondence of the Democrats and published in the Internet and tried to get into the electronic vote counting system. Moscow denies such accusations, including at the highest level.