Google found fake accounts used by the Russians to advertise, with the aim of interfering in the 2016 US election, according to Bloomberg. After Facebook and Twitter, Google is the third internet-based company used by the Russians to interfere with the election.

Google's investigation added an extra evidence to Bob Muller's investigation against Russian probe, following the similar information related to ads, provided by Facebook and Twitter.

Less than $100,000 was spent on Google ads

Google identified less than $100,000 was spent on advertisements which were linked to Russian fake accounts. According to the company's investigation, Russian interference affected YouTube, Gmail, and Google's search advertising systems in the last year presidential election, the Verge reported.


On the other hand, Facebook found more than $100,000 were spent on such ads.

Google is still trying to find any other information related to the matter in its largest network. But, the company said that it did not find the similar activities like Facebook. The Russian's goal was to spread the political divisive messages across the US, related to Black Lives Matter, immigration, and ammunition on Facebook. Twitter bots also detected the similar posts on its network.

Google was wrong

Previously, Google said that it did not find any evidence related to Russian-linked accounts on its network. But, after checking the data provided by Twitter, Google concluded the latest report on Russian meddling.

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Bloomberg wrote that Google matched the Russian-linked accounts with Twitter accounts that were used for advertising on its site. Twitter also matched the accounts that were found by Facebook.

Recently, Facebook and Twitter revealed that Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia, was responsible for purchasing the ads and promotion of political divisive messages, according to CNBC. The Washington Post was the first to report that Russians also purchased ads on Google.

Google said that it has made the strict rules for advertising on its site, especially issues related to politics, race, and religion. The company also said: "We are taking a deeper look to investigate attempts to abuse our systems."

Senate and the House intelligence committees invited the three tech giants to attend the congressional hearings to testify their investigations.


Senate Select Committee scheduled its meeting in November and the House committee in October.