Twitter said it has made a decision to donate the $1.9 million that it projects to have earned from RT global advertising since 2011 to support external research into the use of Twitter in civic engagement and elections.
Earlier, Twitter explained that the decision to remove advertisements from the pages of the television channel and the news agency was based on check of reports on the 2016 US election and "the US Intelligence Community's conclusion that both RT and Sputnik attempted to interfere with the election on behalf of the Russian government".
Twitter on Thursday said RT and Sputnik's implementation of "state-sponsored Russian efforts to interfere with and disrupt" the election "is not something we want on Twitter".
Twitter on Thursday morning announced that it will ban advertising from accounts associated with Kremlin-supported news organizations Russia Today and Sputnik.
Practically speaking, cutting ties with Russian-linked advertisers is both the most visible and least effective way for Twitter to institute long-term change.
The RT and Twitter teams held a number of direct negotiations, during which we brainstormed potential media strategy ahead of American elections in 2016. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill called the Honest Ads Act, which would create federal disclosure regulations for Internet companies in order to prevent foreign interference in future elections and make online political ads more transparent. The company said Thursday it would ban Russia Today and Sputnik from advertising on its platform.
The pitch RT published on Friday shows Twitter proposing a deal that specifically included a $1.5 million budget for boosting RT's exposure on the platform during the USA election campaign.
Twitter, Facebook and Google's general counsels are scheduled to testify in Washington D.C.in the House and Senate intelligence committees next week about how Russian involvement in USA elections affected their platforms. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he was disappointed in Twitter's response after the company's last presentation a month ago.
The ban will not apply to any other advertisers, Twitter said.
"We, of course, will be watching to see just how complete and accurate that testimony is in relation to RT", the site's post said.
Moreover, agressive sales pitches are pretty routine at social media companies, and RT is likely being selective in what it's making public-so either way, we're not seeing the whole picture.
However, Van Ert became trapped in the store's walk-in cooler at midnight, when its lock automatically engaged. According to the police report, Van Ert drank an 18-oz. bottle of Icehouse beer and three cans of Four Loko .
A message in Spanish on the Galaxy Note 8 box reads: "A year ago we asked you to turn it off, we welcome you today on board". All airlines had banned Note 7 on airplanes, Samsung had called back all the Note 7's and had to scrap all of them.
On the day of his son's death, Bolling tweeted: "Authorities have informed us there is no sign of self harm at this point". The report stated he had a "history of drug abuse and white powdery substance discovered at the scene".
Historically, it's been the German's who have been the owners of the world's most powerful passport . Germany and Sweden ranked second and third, with a score of 158 and 157, respectively in the index.
MPC ( more personal computing ) segment derives the majority of its revenues from the PC (personal computing) market. A weaker point in the quarter was gaming revenue, which slipped 1%, ahead of the launch of the Xbox One X on Nov.7.
Amazon has begun charging for Alexa skills, as the online retailer looks to monetize the apps used by its Echo smart speakers. Amazon's $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition accounted for $1.3 billion of revenue with an operating income of $21 million.
The higher cost may keep some visitors away, but it's not clear how the new fee increases will affect overall park attendance. The proposal would increase the entrance fee to 17 national parks to $70 per vehicle, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person.
Dashcam footage from Ohio State Highway Patrol shows cop cars pin the boy in before forcing him out of the vehicle . According to officers, this isn't the first time the child has gotten in trouble for stealing a auto .
While Newton's reaction to a harmless question was over the top, it's not hard to understand why he's so frustrated. For his own sake, he should probably lay low for a while and go out of his way to satisfy media requirements.
IPhone X, Apple's most expensive device sold out in minutes
If you woke up early Friday morning and pre-ordered an iPhone X, your eyes may have popped a little bit at the final price tag. The pre-orders began on Friday via e-commerce sites ( Flipkart and amazon in India) as well as authorized Apple resellers.
Flu shot today keeps the zombies away
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands. Both sites will offer walk-up vaccinations, while a drive-thru option will also be available at the Tustin site.
Devin McCourty: Dont'a Hightower a "tough loss"
Will he be able to get creative enough to fix the Patriots' defensive issues without his most dependable defensive player? Harris, who has played just 26 defensive snaps all season, could see his role grow considerably with Hightower sidelined.
The NFL wants to hear from Colin Kaepernick
The meeting will take place 16 days after Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League owners for collusion. Kaepernick's campaign began previous year , but reached a fever pitch when President Trump weighed in recently on Twitter.
Joe Girardi not returning as Yankees manager
Girardi took the Yankees to within one game of the World Series this season and next year should be even better. The New York Yankees have chose to part ways with manager Joe Girardi for the 2018 season, the team announced.
Cisco, Google Buddy Up For Hybrid Cloud Push
Cisco software components will be licensed on an annual subscription basis including one-, three- and five-year terms. All of this could help it gain traction against its larger cloud rivals. "This is what we hear customers asking for".