House Democrats Reveal Effect of Russian Ads on 2016 Election

Last Thursday, House Democrats released more than 3,500 Russian-bought Facebook ads and pointed out that most of the ads sought to be politically divisive on issues like gun control, race relations and immigration.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said that the ads bought by the Russian troll farm Internet Research Agency sought to weaponize social media platforms to drive a wedge between Americans in an attempt to sway the 2016 election.

In response, Facebook said that they were too slow to spot this type of information operations interference and added that it had already made several changes to its ad policies to address the issue.

Source: CNBC

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