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Senate Intel Committee May Hold Russia-Facebook Hearing

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. (right) (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 12 September 2017 05:05 PM

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are open to holding a hearing on allegations Russia meddled in last year's presidential election via social media.

The Hill reported Tuesday the panel's top-ranked Democrat Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., would like to see the idea come to fruition. Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., signaled Tuesday a hearing on the subject will happen sometime in the future.

"We're trying to work through the parameters and figure out where does the hearing take us, what is it we're looking for, and importantly we know it has some value to our investigation," Burr said, per The Hill reported.

Facebook said last week it discovered fake accounts linked to Russia spent $100,000 on 3,000 political ads during the presidential campaign and through May of this year.

"Our analysis suggests these accounts and pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia," the social media giant said.

The Senate Intelligence Committee and other panels on Capital Hill are investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. There is also a Department of Justice probe.

U.S. intelligence agencies said earlier this year, and several times since, it was clear Russia tried to disrupt and influence the presidential election through computer hacks and the dissemination of fake news.

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