Documents Facebook handed over to Congress regarding the Russia-linked political ads during the 2016 election show that more than half of the 10 million Americans who saw them only did so after November 8.
Google is now looking vaults for evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on its own network, after Virginia Sen.
That kind of reach is stunning given the relatively modest budget of $100,000 spent by Russian trolls linked to the ads. That’s an audience roughly equivalent to the population of MI.
Facebook is cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russia’s alleged social media interference during the elections.
The latest news coming from Mark Zuckerberg’s giant social empire is that no less than 10 million people in the United States saw political ads on Facebook paid for with Russian money.
Burr and Warner have scheduled a news conference Wednesday to discuss their investigation, which Burr said was meant to explain “the things we are either close to closing the book on or have closed the book on”.
“Many of these ads did not violate our content policies”, Facebook said in its blog post.
Sources also told CNN that the ads “employed a series of divisive messages aimed at breaking through the clutter of campaign ads online, including promoting anti-Muslim messages”.
Approximately 10 million people in the USA watched network Facebook advertising material purchased in Russian Federation before the presidential elections previous year and after them.
We are continuing to refine our techniques for identifying the kinds of ads in question. “At this point, we still don’t know”.
Feeling the heat from Congressional investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller, Facebook is opening up about its foreign agent infestation.
However, lawmakers state that they don’t entirely have credence in Facebook after the company refused their inceptive demand for attributes about prospective Russian impact.
“We don’t release documents”, Burr told CNN on Monday. “It’s a bad precedent to set for anybody else that would produce documents”.
Facebook’s decision to disclose political ad spending is an important first step, says Haenschen.
Facebook has given information about Russia-linked ads to Robert Mueller, the US special counsel, who also is investigating suspected election meddling, according to a source, last month. However, they definitely can make it harder, and that’s what the company intends to do, notes CNBC.