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Facebook, in a series of disclosures over two months, has said that people in Russian Federation bought at least 3,000 USA political ads and published another 80,000 Facebook posts that were seen by as many as 126 million Americans over two years.

Specifically, CFO David Wehner says Facebook plans for expenses to grow 45 % to 60% in 2018 as Facebook invests in better security to thwart Russian election attackers, more content for its Watch tab of original video, and research for its long-term bets on artificial intelligence, Oculus, and augmented reality.

Silicon Valley giants faced aggressive grillings by the Senate and House Intelligence Committees Wednesday over the role their platforms have inadvertently played in Russia's meddling in USA politics.

Feinstein raised that threat explicitly after complaining about the industry's inability to thwart Russia's effort to influence the 2016 election, saying, "You bear this responsibility".

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This group, set up by Russians, created this post saying that the Black Panther party was "dismantled by United States government because they were black men and women standing up for justice and equality".

Democrats and Republicans both said the tech companies need to do more to police against foreign government abuse on their platforms.

"If we go through this exercise again, we would appreciate seeing the top people who are making the decision", said Senator Angus King, an independent.

Tech firms tried to draw attention to work that they were doing to improve and crack down on malicious foreign actors but were shot down in many cases by lawmakers who called their work to vague.

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Sean Edgett, Twitter's acting general counsel, said less than 5 percent of its accounts were automated.

COO Sheryl Sandberg said Facebook will stand by its policy of allowing issue-related ads to be served because of its support for free speech, but she said the company wants to elevate the quality of discourse on the platform.

Facebook's Russian Federation problem isn't affecting the company's business.

Stretch also disclosed that reach of Russian-backed political content on its platforms was greater than previously stated. It is not clear how numerous 150 million people who were served that content actually saw it. One page, which included an eagle alongside American flags, was called "Being Patriotic".

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