Facebook Exec: Russian Ads Weren’t Trying To Sway 2016 Election

The Federalist | 2/18/2018 | Bre Payton
iceyy (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: http://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/shutterstock_343201139.jpg

In a series of tweets, a top Facebook executive said Friday that the “Russians stole the 2016 election away from Hillary Clinton” narrative is bogus.

Facebook advertising Vice President Rob Goldman said he was “very excited” to see the indictment special counsel Robert Mueller released Friday outlining charges against 13 Russian nationals. Mueller, who is leading the investigation into whether Trump or his campaign associates colluded with Russian officials to sway the 2016 election, charged these foreigners with conspiracy to defraud the United States. Three of the 13 were charged with conspiracy to commit wire and bank fraud. Five were charged with aggravated identity theft.

Goldman - Network - Congress - Ads - Nationals

Later that evening, Goldman tweeted that the social network shared with Congress the ads from Russian nationals to “help the public understand how the Russians abused our system.”

He explained that the ads made it apparent the goal was to divide the country, not to steal Hillary’s electoral...
(Excerpt) Read more at: The Federalist
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!