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  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," one of the strongest efforts in Congress yet to address allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Representative Mike Coffman and...

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," which would amend existing election law covering television and radio outlets to impose those rules to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Companion legislation was...

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speak about online political ads and preventing foreign interference in U.S. elections, during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Three senators begin a bipartisan push to rein in the political ads that appear on social media platforms.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will send their general counsels to testify on Nov. 1 before two Congressional panels investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the companies said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on...

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) (L) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

    Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner will announce a bill aiming to rein in political ads on platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on Thursday that would...

  • Republicans control the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, so bills generally need Republican support to advance. The lack of regulation was highlighted last month when Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc said that they had found election-related ad buys on their services made by people in Russia in the run-up to last year's U.S....

  • Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-MN and John McCain, R-AZ.

    Senators this week are slated to announce a bill they hope will curb foreign governments' influence on American elections.

  • They follow a series of tweets by Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Friday announcing plans to act more aggressively to limit the number of bullies and harassers using Twitter. The rules were set out in a letter, which was seen by Reuters, to Twitter's Trust and Safety Council from Twitter's head of safety policy. Dorseys pledge to revamp Twitters guidelines came...

  • MENLO PARK, Calif.— Twitter has handed over to Senate investigators the profile names, or "handles," of 201 accounts linked to Russian attempts at influencing the 2016 presidential election. The company has stepped up its efforts to cooperate with investigators after it was criticized for not taking congressional probes seriously enough.

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

    Three congressional committees are scuffling over a former British spy's reports that are central to investigations into U.S. allegations that Russia tried to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 1- Facebook Inc said it plans on Monday to turn over to the U.S. Congress copies of some 3,000 ads that the social network says were bought on Facebook likely by people in Russia in the months before and after the 2016 U.S. election. Facebook has already provided information about Russia- linked ads to U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is also...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 28- Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, summoned Twitter officials to...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 28- Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended hundreds of Russian-linked accounts and would ramp up enforcement of its spam rules as it probes online campaigns to influence the 2016 U.S. election. Although the company's disclosures in briefings to U.S. congressional staff and a public blog post were its most detailed to date on...

  • Colin Crowell, Twitter's vice president of public policy, was among company representatives who met behind closed doors with Senate Intelligence Committee aides. The pressure on the companies reflects growing concern among lawmakers in both parties that social networks may have played a key role in Moscow's attempts to spread disinformation and...

  • Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 CEO Summit in Lima, Peru.

    "The Networks were always anti-Trump hence, Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @wapo were anti-Trump. Collusion?," Trump tweeted.

  • Sept 26- Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year's bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis. Smith's departure is the latest development following Equifax's Sept. 7 disclosure of the breach, which has prompted...

  • Sept 26- Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year's bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis. Smith's departure is the latest development following Equifax's Sept. 7 disclosure of the breach, which has prompted...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. These firms enjoyed an especially close relationship with the Democratic administration of former President Barack Obama, which saw several officials...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world's largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. Zuckerberg, broadcasting live on Facebook from company headquarters in Menlo...