“Facebook praised the audience of the Russian political advertising network 126 million people

According to the company, the content was intended to sow discord in American society

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About 126 million Facebook users in the US have seen political ads, presumably paid for by Russia, during the election campaign in the United States, said on Tuesday “bi-Bi-si”.

Facebook counted 80 thousand posts with similar content published both before and after the elections. The majority of these were acute political and social topics, and the opinion of the company, were designed to make controversy and split in American society.

Facebook has published these data shortly before the Senate hearing, scheduled for 1 November, which will be also interviewed representatives of Twitter and Google. They will give evidence about the alleged Russia’s influence on U.S. elections.

Earlier it was reported that Facebook gave a selection of 3 thousand advertising messages allegedly posted by the Russian Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States. In September, the head of Facebook mark Zuckerberg promised to provide Congress information about the advertising messages within the scope of the investigation attributed to Russia’s influence and interference in the election campaign. Previously, the company has already transferred copies of required documents to Robert Mueller – the special Prosecutor for the investigation “Russian trace” in the elections.

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