Lawmaker says social media still being abused

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Numerous more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads that Facebook has turned over to the panel attempt to stoke racial tensions from all sides. Burr, a North Carolina Republican, said during Wednesday's hearing.

Colin Stretch, Facebook's general counsel, also revealed at the Senate Intelligence Committee that the 126 million of its USA users exposed to content from Russian accounts did not include Instagram - where an "additional 16 million people" viewed such content since October 2016.

Bloomberg's Sarah Frier reports on Facebook, Google and Twitter executives testimony before Congress.

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

The ads received between 32,000 and 73,000 clicks. The ads released focused on divisive issues like immigration, religion and race, and some alluded specifically to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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The release included details on ad placements and spending.

One ad from a group calling itself "Heart of Texas" promoted a rally in Houston on May 21, 2016 to "Stop Islamization" in the US state. It was shown 716 times and got 42 clicks.

Some Republicans also sought to portray the amount of Russian content as miniscule compared to the total amount of political material online. Numerous ads purchased during the 2016 election focused on divisive social issues like immigration and gay rights.

Numerous social media posts came from the Internet Research Agency, which has been linked to Russian intelligence efforts to disrupt the USA election. Facebook had earlier turned over more than 3,000 advertisements linked to that group.

Thanks to ongoing public hearings in Washington DC centered on Russia's social media meddling during the 2016 election, we finally have our first real look at what it is that Vladimir Putin's fabled troll farms were actually doing.

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The controversy hasn't kept people away either, as Facebook reported continuing gains in its already massive user base.

One Democrat says congressional action might be needed in response to what she calls "the start of cyberwarfare" against American democracy.

Burr showed what Russian actors did once they had used such campaigns to grow their audiences, displaying screenshots during the hearing of two pages that had been revealed to have been created and run by the Internet Research Agency: "I Heart Texas" and "United Muslims of America".

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says his questions about the interference were "blown off" by the companies until this summer.

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