Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail, source says

But the ads do not appear to come from the same Kremlin-affiliated troll farms that bought thousands of ads on Facebook meant to distribute disinformation online about the election, the report said.

Facebook released more details about ads bought by Russian operatives previous year with the intent of influencing the US presidential election, per a report from Recode.

News of Google's discovery comes after Facebook last month revealed that 470 "inauthentic" accounts and Pages that "likely operated out of Russia" spent approximately $100,000 between June 2015 and May 2017 on 3,000 ads on its platform. While Google refused to comment on the matter, the sources said that the company is still trying to determine whether those who purchased the ads were trolls or Russian government officials. Apart from Google Search, the state-sponsored ads were also supposedly served through other popular services from the tech giant like Gmail and YouTube, with the uncovered campaigns reportedly being worth tens of thousands of dollars but less than $100,000 in total.

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According to the sources who spoke to the paper on condition of anonymity, the ads were not purchased by the same group that bought ads on Facebook, implying that the Russian effort to influence the USA election was broader than previously thought. In September, Google spokeswoman Andrea Faville told The Washington Post that the company is "always monitoring for abuse or violations of our policies".

The three companies have been asked to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on November 1. A source told the paper that the investigation is still ongoing and it is not yet clear whether the ads were all from trolls or whether some were from legitimate accounts.

"We have a set of strict ads policies including limits on political ad targeting and prohibitions on targeting based on race and religion", said a spokesman for Google. Reports indicate the Russians using Google's sites are a different group than those involved with Facebook, so the problem appears to be wider spread than many originally anticipated.

Auburn vs. Ole Miss game time announced
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Interestingly, Google discovered the Russian Federation ad buys by using Twitter.

Twitter also found links to hundreds of Russian-backed accounts. This was perhaps easiest because Russia-linked accounts purchased as much as $270,000 on the social network in 2016.

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