US senators warn of ‘fake news’ threat from Russia and urge tech giants to act

  • Senate committee says ‘Russia intended to divide our society’ in election
  • Facebook and Google attacked for limp response to Russian election meddling

Senators from both parties warned of the role of Russian misinformation on Wednesday in a hearing on the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 election.

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