Microsoft looks at whether Russians bought US ads on search engine

A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City July 28, 2015. Microsoft said today it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms. — Reuters pic
A Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City July 28, 2015. Microsoft said today it was looking into whether Russians bought US election ads on its Bing search engine or on other Microsoft-owned products and platforms. — Reuters pic

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 10 — Microsoft Corp said today 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. — Reuters

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