Google supports U.S. efforts to disclose buyers of online political ads


    SAN FRANCISCO:  Alphabet Inc’s Google unit told U.S. election regulators in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday that it “strongly supports” tightening rules on online political advertising as part of efforts to curtail”foreign abuse and influence” in elections.

    Federal lawmakers have criticized Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc for not doing enough to identify and block Russian agents from buying ads on their services.