Skip to comments.Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence
Posted on 09/29/2017 4:18:25 PM PDT by oblomov
Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to manipulate voters ahead of the U.S. election, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move that comes after Facebook and Twitter said Russian actors used their sites.
Google, part of Alphabet, is also talking with congressional officials who are investigating Russian efforts to influence the election, and plans to share its findings with them once completed, this person said.
Congressional leaders have scrutinized Facebook and Twitter this month for Russian activity on their sitesand criticized the tech companies for their lack of disclosure of such information.
Google, pending a potential meeting with lawmakers, has said little. The company earlier this month said that it found no evidence that it sold election-related ads to Russian actors. But it didnt say how deeply it was investigating the issue, or whether there was other types of Russian interference on its platform.
It also hasnt said whether it will accept an invitation this week from the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify publicly on Nov. 1 about Russian interference on their platforms. The committee also invited Facebook and Twitter to that hearing. Facebook and Twitter havent said if they have accepted the invitation.
It is unclear what sort of activity, if any, happened on Googles sites. But Google runs the worlds largest advertising business and largest online-video site, YouTube, making it an obvious place for investigators to look.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian influence on the election, said that lawmakers want to speak to Google given their dominant force online that has an advertising component.
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Or do they only conduct data fishing projects when it helps Dems?
They need to be investigating their own influence.
And put themselves in gaol for Doing Evil.
Google ought to conduct an investigation of Google influence. The facts are that Google and their manipulation of data and their selection of “news” accounted for as much as a 10% favorable factor for Hillary.
Google is just as bad as CNN, the Washington Post, and other sleazy media outlets.
I think that, even more sinister than any Russian meddling in our elections, is the meddling by the liberal media, such as Google and Facebook and Twitter and CBS/NBC/ABC/NY Times/Wash Post?, etc.
Whatever Russia did, is nowhere close to the damage caused to our election system than the corrupt media.
So, are Google and Facebook and Twitter and the other biased and meddling media going to be investigating themselves?
Everything else has proven NOT a “Russia hacked the election” case, so the arrogant technologists have been asked by the Marxist/Progressive/Liberal friends to try another angle.
Who the HELL is “Google”, and why isn’t Trump lining them up against a wall and handing out cigarettes and blindfolds?
All this means is that there is a whole bunch of Evidence implicating The Leadership of BOTH Parties colluding with Russia to STOP Trump and we need to BURY IT!!
We're not stupid.
This could be really bad. I heard that the Russians hacked Hillary’s plane causing it to veer away from swing states...she was under enemy fire the entire time!
Lol. It’s not illegal for Russians to try to affect our elections. If it were than most European Prime Ministers would be under the gun too. Everyone tries to affect other nations to their own benefit. It will always be that way.
These techie people who spent much their lives in school usually don’t have much real experience. They are overgrown children.
Google Conducting Broad Investigation of Russian Influence
Golly....I’m gonna sleep a lot better at night knowing this is happening. /s
If I were talking to the Google Board of Directors I would explain to them that they can find the Russians they are looking for in....
Anyone remember when google was mandated by Congress to be a law enforcement/investigative agency? Me neither?
Looks like the CIA gave their seedling some more money.
Desperate much, libtards?
FB and Google are BOTH Deep State operations, one to gather profiles on every person in the United States, the other to gather PERSONAL BROWSING HABITS of said individuals.
ALL of it ends up stored in a large repository in Utah, and reviewed at any time in the future as needed by the Deep State.
The denial on the left continues!
Get over it, lefties. She was a horrible candidate, she ran a disastrous campaign, and she had no positive message for America, That's why she lost - period!
So the deep state wants a war with Russia and would have gotten one if Hillary won but Trump is the spanner in the works.