Google: This may shock you, but we also banked thousands of dollars to run Russian propaganda

Found on The Register on Tuesday, 10 October 2017
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Joining Facebook and Twitter, Google has now been sucked into an investigation into how Russia influenced the US presidential elections last year.

The social media giants have based their estimates on spending from obvious Russian government accounts, but it would not be difficult for a state actor to create dozens or hundreds of profiles using different countries and currencies. So far, we have yet to see the total ad spending on the types of articles the Russian government paid money to promote.

That entire ruckus about Russia trying to nudge US elections is pretty hypocritical, considering that the US has been doing the same before; and not only in Russia. This is nothing more than a giant case about the pot calling the kettle black.