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Facebook says a Russian group sent out over 80,000 political posts during the 2016 US election. The tech giant, together with Twitter and Google, is to face hearings on Russian meddling in US politics.
Google has said it found evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms to spread disinformation. Facebook and Twitter have also said they uncovered politically divisive content emanating from Russia.
Three social media companies have been asked to testify at two US committees investigating Russian interference in the US election. The request has come as details emerge of an alleged campaign to sow discord in the US.
On May 19, Iranians will elect a new president. Despite outstanding official confirmation, the candidates have begun campaigning on Iran's hard-to-access social networks.
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