The Facebook Ads Russia Bought to Influence the U.S. Presidential Election Were Just Revealed | 22 Words

The Facebook Ads Russia Bought to Influence the U.S. Presidential Election Were Just Revealed

wo months ago, Facebook came forward to admit it had been paid to promote 3,000 extremely divisive political ads during the 2016 election season that were likely posted by a Russia-backed organization. According to Facebook, Russia spent approximately $100,000 to boost these ads, which spread extremist political views and polarizing messages about hot-button social issues. Now, we're finally able to see some of the ads themselves. Warning: Your estranged, extremist uncle may have shared one or two of these.

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