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4 Things to Watch for as Social Media Executives Testify on the Russia Scandal

Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter are set to sit down before three congressional committees this week.
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Executives from Google (GOOGL) - Get Report , Facebook (FB) - Get Report and Twitter (TWTR) - Get Report are set to sit down before three congressional committees this week.

Here are 4 things to watch for as the executives testify about the Russia scandal:

1. How many Americans did the Russians Reach?

Facebook already revealed Russian-based operatives published around 80,000 posts on the site over a two year period. The posts on Facebook were seen by roughly 126 million Americans.

2. How Much Money Did the Russians Spend?

Google has stated that it discovered $4,700 worth of ads with suspicious ties to Russia.

3. How did the Russians Spread Their Message?

Alphabet's company also found 18 YouTube channels linked to Russian disinformation campaigns.

4. How Did They Hide Their Identity?

Twitter claimed it has found 2,752 accounts linked to Russian operatives. That is more than 10 times the number of accounts the company had previously told Congress existed.

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