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Google, Twitter face more questions in Washington over Russian interference

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WASHINGTON - Twitter is planning to notify users who may have been exposed to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, the company's head of public policy told a Senate panel Wednesday.

The initiative follows Facebook's move, announced last year, to create an online tool for people to learn whether they liked or followed Facebook and Instagram accounts generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA). Twitter's bid is the latest example of a major social media company grappling with the fallout of foreign election meddling, attempting to repair its reputation after lawmakers heavily criticized Silicon Valley for allowing its platforms to be widely exploited...

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