Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted at the hearing of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee that the social network was not ready to resist the attempts of Russia to interfere the presidential election in 2016 as Reuters reported.
“The company was too slow to respond to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election and general American political discourse,” Sandberg said.
However, she emphasized that now the social network works better.
“We deleted hundreds of pages and accounts suspected in the holding of the coordinated destructive campaigns. They misled other in what they were doing,” she said.
Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey also testified at the Senate. The Google representatives refused to appear at the hearing. According to one of the Senators, the company behaved “arrogantly”.
As we reported Dan Coats, director of National intelligence of the US commented the meeting of Trump and Putin, claiming that the intelligence has made clear on the interference of Russia in the American election.
Earlier Russian Foreign Ministry commented the decision of Robert Mueller, the U.S. Special Counsel, to press charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers. According to the representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, the aim of these accusations is to spoil the atmosphere before the Russia-USA Summit.