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Twitter to ban ads from Russia's RT, Sputnik


October 27, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it will ban ads from RT and Sputnik, two state-sponsored Russian news outlets that the U.S. intelligence community has said tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The San Francisco company also plans to donate proceeds from RT, formally known as Russia Today, and Sputnik ads to support outside research on Twitter use in civic engagement and elections. This amounts to $1.9 million the company expects to have earned since 2011.

Twitter, Google and Facebook are scheduled to testify at congressional hearings next week on Russian meddling in t...

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