What Russia problem? Facebook smashes earnings forecasts

What Russia problem? Facebook smashes earnings forecasts

"I'm disappointed you are here and not your CEOs", King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, told the three corporate counsels.

In the USA, 3 percent of Facebook's workforce is black.

A member of the House intelligence committee is challenging Facebook on its diversity. But what is immediately evident to any regular Facebook user is that outside of some very, very misused colloquialisms and a few freaky cultural interpretations, the extent to which the Russian infiltrators were able to successfully manipulate social tensions is staggering.

But despite the glowing financials and resulting stock spike, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg warned that the company's efforts to crackdown on abuse and up security could eat into profits.

A Russian-run page entitled "Donald Trump America" called for "disqualification and removal of Hillary Clinton from the presidential ballot" and ran an ad linking to the White House's crowdsourced petition site, on which there was a petition that claimed the "dynastic succession of the Clinton family in American politics breaches the core democratic principles laid out by our Founding Fathers". The ad was paid for in Russian rubles, and cost about $240 based on the current exchange rate. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said during Wednesday's hearing. They faced a Senate Judiciary subcommittee yesterday and will appear before a House panel later today.

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Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reports on Facebook, Google and Twitter executives testimony before Congress. Committee Democrats released around two dozen more.

The release included details on ad placements and spending.

One ad promoted a "Support Hillary - Save American Muslims" event that was set for outside the White House on July 9, 2016.

If so, you were likely being targeted by the Russia-backed ads that have been in the news lately.

She also pledged to tighten ad policies to prevent future interference.

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"This is whole lot broader than simply the 2016 election", Sen.

Facebook, the world's largest social media network, again came under the most scrutiny from lawmakers, who expressed frustration with the company because of its role in targeted marketing.

Wehner admits that Facebook has increased its estimation of false accounts from 1% last quarter to 2% to 3% this quarter.

Senators were not impressed the big tech companies sent their general counsels to three hearings this week and called on the companies to be tougher in the face of national security threats.

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