Twitter says Russians spent ~$1k on six Brexit-related ads – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Twitter has disclosed that Russian-backed accounts spent $1,031.99 to buy six Brexit-related ads on its platform during last year’s European Union referendum vote. The ads in question were purchased during the regulated period […]

Photoslurp bags $870k for its ‘shop the look’ UGC marketing platform – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Bootstrapping Barcelona-based visual commerce startup Photoslurp has taken its first external funding: Announcing €750,000 (~$870k) in pre-Series A financing, led by Spanish VC Inveready Technology Investment Group, with participation from Bankinter VC, Caixa Capital […]

In their first Russia hearing, tech giants try to placate Congress (with mixed results) – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off the first of three hearings this week examining the relationship between social media and Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The hearings […]