Google has uncovered evidence of Russian-bought ads on its platforms. People familiar with the matter told the Washington Post about it. The company found Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads. The ads supported Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein. Other ads appear to promote anti-immigrant sentiment and racial animosity. Google is still investigating.

BREAKING: Gmail out for thousands in US, United Kingdom

Several Gmail users are reporting issues with sending and receiving emails, which is especially affecting those who are working from home across America and the United Kingdom.

At least 2,600 users are reporting issues accessing their Google email accounts as of about 10:45 a.m., according to the tech site DownDetector. The problems with the email platform have been reported on March 30, April 4 and now today. About 66 % of users reporting problems are not receiving their emails, 27 % are not able to log in and 6 % are having general issues with the site. The outages were most prevalent in Northeastern United States in places like New York City, Boston and Detroit. There were also outage reports in Toronto, Paris and London.

A map of the outages reported in the United States and parts of Europe.

On DownDetector and Twitter email users posted complaints about the issues.



Gmail’s support account on Twitter was fielding the complaints and assessing the nature of the issues.


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