Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters
Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters
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Twitter reveals thousands of Russia-backed ads ahead of last year’s US presidential election

News service RT spent US$274,000 in 2016 on ads posted on the social media platform, which may have been used to try to influence the US election

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Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters
Twitter has revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. Photo: Reuters
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