After Google, Microsoft looks at whether Russians bought US ads on search engine

Microsoft Corp said that they take reports of misuse of the platform seriously and are investigating if any inappropriate activity can be found.
Microsoft Corp said that they take reports of misuse of the platform seriously and are investigating if any inappropriate activity can be found.PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Microsoft Corp said on Monday (Oct 9) it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms, after rival Google said it had discovered such ads on its products.

"We take reports of misuse of our platform seriously. We are therefore investigating and if inappropriate activity is found, we will take steps to minimise such misuse in the future," a Microsoft representative said in an email to Reuters.

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