The British Parliament has threatened sanctions Facebook and Twitter
The British Parliament gave the owners of Facebook and Twitter time until 18 January to provide detailed information about how Russia is using these social networking intervened in the referendum on the “Broksita”.
If data is not provided within the specified period, against the social networks would be adopted sanctions, reports The Guardian with reference to the Chairman of the parliamentary Committee for culture, media and sport Damien Collins.
According to him, a request to receive information, called “inadequate” reaction of the social networks. “We need to examine carefully the procedures used by companies such as Facebook to help them find sources of misinformation, including the politically motivated and coming from another country,” said Mr. Collins.
According to Facebook, from accounts associated with the Russian Agency for Internet research, was paid three political ads in the amount of $0.97. Before the referendum on the “Broksita” these publications appeared in 200 news feeds.
We will remind, in the summer there was a scandal about alleged Russian intervention in the us elections with the publication of political advertising. It was about some pre-election publication in Facebook, Google and Twitter paid from Russian sources. According to some, the Agency Internet research has spent $100 thousand on posting in Facebook about 3 thousand ads.