February 22, 2018

Facebook says 10 million people saw Russian-bought political ads

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"These ads are significant to our investigation as they help demonstrate how Russian Federation employed sophisticated measures to push disinformation and propaganda to millions of Americans online during the election, in order to sow discord and chaos, and divide us from one another", said Schiff in a statement.

The company said its automated advertising system is created to target users most interested in the topic of the messages. The three committees, as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller, are all now pursuing inquires on the alleged Russian meddling. President Donald Trump has also accused the platform of being "anti-Trump".

Social media giant Facebook has had a lot of controversy over U.S. elections past year.

Read the full story at SiliconBeat.

It is unclear whether the ads will eventually be released publicly.

On Sunday, Facebook said it would hand over the ads and information about how they were targeted to government investigators responsible for probing Russia's interference with USA elections.

Politicians and regulators are already starting to draft their own ideas for how to deal with the threat of deceptive ads, a regulatory intervention that Facebook and other internet companies are unlikely to welcome (even though some regulations are sensible and long overdue).

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Trump supporters here in small town Pennsylvania would read Clinton Facebook feed conspiracies to me as if it were gospel during the election. To target on something, Facebook advertises come first which makes the platform the most primary platform to advertise something.

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".

The company said it will add more than 1,000 human reviewers to its ad teams around the world.

Facebook is releasing the details about the Russian ad campaign that was part of their interference to get Trump elected, and the numbers are a how to guide for building an illegitimate United States president.

Congressional investigators learned Monday that one of the Russian-bought advertisements on Facebook featured a picture of a black woman armed with a rifle and pulling the trigger without having a bullet in the chamber. This week, Mr. Zuckerberg reconsidered that comment, saying it was too dismissive.

According to the Post, as the government probe into how Russian operatives used Twitter, Facebook and other platforms widens, those companies are under increased pressure from Capitol Hill to investigate Russian meddling and could facer new regulations that would affect their advertising businesses.

Some of Zuckerberg's followers responded with praise for the good that Facebook has done for them and for his respectful nod to his Jewish heritage.

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