Facebook, Twitter, Google defend their security measures
November 1, 2017
As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate subcommittee they would do more to stop the misuse of their platforms by foreign nations.
Lawyers for the three companies acknowledged to U.S. lawmakers that Russian-linked accounts began exploiting their services in 2015 to sway last year's presidential election.
They also said the abuses continued after President Donald Trump took office, in an attempt to deepen divisions in...