Russian Federation used Facebook ads to stir up MI voters during election

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner D-Va. left joined by Chairman Richard Burr R-N.C. updates reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections at the Capitol in Washington W

Russia-linked Facebook ads targeted swing states crucial to US President Donald Trump's victory, according to new reports, adding further fire to claims the Kremlin interfered in last year's election.

Facebook said last month that $100,000 was spent on ads that ran between June of 2015 and May of this year.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees are investigating possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. All false. The group bought Facebook ads in an attempt to radicalize American Muslims and simultaneously created other accounts spouting Islamophobic messages to turn other citizens against them.

Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos, in a blog post written last month, said it found about $100,000 in ad spending from 2015 through 2017 linked to accounts that "likely operated out of Russian Federation".

North Carolina Republican Sen. Facebook said that these accounts and pages all seem to be connected to each other and likely were led by an operation out of Russian Federation.

"Forty-four percent of the ads were seen before the USA election on November 8, 2016, fifty-six percent were seen after the election", Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president for policy and communications, said in a new post on Monday. The disclosure has added fuel to the findings of U.S. intelligence officials that Russian Federation was involved in influencing Trump's race against Hillary Clinton.

Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice-president of policy and communications, said the advertisements appeared to focus on "divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum, touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights". Mark Warner of Virginia.

Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee who briefed reporters on their investigation Wednesday provided no firm conclusion about whether "collusion" occured, an area investigators continue to probe.

On Wednesday, Burr and Sen. The committee, along with several others in Congress, is also investigating any connections between the Russian meddling and President Donald Trump's campaign.



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