Russian-Linked Ads Didn't Reach Most Facebook Users Until AFTER Election Day

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The Russian operatives then made use of a Facebook "re-targeting" tool, called Custom Audiences, to deliver particular ads and messages to voters who had viewed those sites say people accustomed with the investigation who expressed on the condition of anonymity to dispense details from an ongoing investigation. Wisconsin too was a tight race, with Trump grabbing victory by 22,700 votes.

Two states in particular, MI and Wisconsin, where the race was won by 10,704 votes and 22,748 votes, respectively, were mentioned in a CNN report breaking the news.

Accused of having to react first, Facebook is now multiplying communications on this subject.

On Monday, Facebook gave Congress approximately 3,000 Russia-linked ads. Although president Trump has consistently denied any involvement in the said issue, however at present the investigation agencies are accessing that how much of these ads would have affected the elections and whether the president or any of his co-worker was part of this. In the case of the fake ads bought by Russia, Mark Zuckerberg and his team's negligence doomed the USA to four years of a Trump presidency.

It's hard to say if this would have affected the result of the election, because the United States has a complicated democratic system not rooted in popular vote - but Facebook may have the data to make an educated guess as to its own impact.

Facebook said it reviews millions of ads each week and, in addition, about eight million people report ads to the company every day.




In response to the criticism, Facebook Inc (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had outlined a series of steps to avoid such incidents in the future.

CNN cited four unidentified sources who the news network said had direct knowledge of the ads. Now, the social networking giant has come up with another number revealing that over 10 million people have seen the Russian Federation linked ads, but majority came across the ads when the election was over.

Today's admission is a stark reversal of Facebook's earlier positions on Russian interests using the company's advertising platform to target Americans.

Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democratic on the House Intelligence Committee, said Monday that he hoped to release "a representative sampling of these ads" next month, following the public hearing with Facebook and other tech companies.

Twitter, a minnow compared to Facebook with "only" some 328 million monthly active users, has similar problems with troll-bots while pondering doubling the size of tweets.

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