What Russia problem? Facebook smashes earnings forecasts

Some Senate Investigators Say They Now Want To Hear Directly From Twitter, Facebook And Google CEOs

About 20 million Americans may have seen Russian-backed content on Instagram in the run-up to the 2016 USA presidential election, Facebook Inc disclosed on Wednesday as lawmakers questioned tech companies about Russia's use of social media to try to influence the vote. "What we're talking about is a cataclysmic change". Its average revenue generated per daily user, a number that explains how valuable each user is to the company, is the highest it's ever been at $7.54. Most of the geographically targeted ads ran in 2015, before the primaries were decided, he said. "They are much more widespread than one election", Rubio said.

Warner said he found it "disappointing" when Stretch could not answer whether they had.

"That was an absolute miss", Stretch said. Those are separate from the 3,000 ads the committee turned over to the committees.

The general counsels for the American tech giants admitted Russian bad actors infiltrated their sites as part of the 2016 election and conceded they must do more to prevent foreign interference.

Various U.S. investigations into how Russian Federation may have tried to sway American voters in the months before and after last year's elections are hanging over Facebook and its competitors.

During Tuesday's hearing, none of the companies would commit to fully supporting legislation proposed by Warner and Sen. In fact, the ads are so lame that I initially thought the Politico story was a prank.

Klobuchar dismissed pledges from the companies this week to be more transparent about political ads, calling that an unenforceable "patchwork" of self-policing.

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But the accounts also shared free posts as well, which had far greater reach. That is far higher than the 10 million users Facebook previously estimated.

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"This is whole lot broader than simply the 2016 election", Sen.

The illustration, which the group shared through its organizational page on the social networking site, was among the Russian-linked propaganda efforts displayed Wednesday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. At left is Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett.

Total revenue increased 47.3 percent to $10.33 billion beating analysts estimate of $9.84 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Facebook will unveil its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday.

Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the panel, said it was impossible to measure the impact or know the motivation of the Russian operation to spread political material on social media.

Lawyers for Facebook, Twitter and Google were repeatedly criticized by lawmakers for what they portrayed as a lack of effort in addressing foreign meddling on their platforms in the past and pressed to account for what steps they would take in the future. US lawmakers have threatened tougher regulation and fired questions at Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch in hearings this week.

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