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President Trump says it’s a ‘hoax’ that Russian sources purchased ads on Facebook

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Federal officials across the U.S. government are investigating whether Russia sought to influence the 2016 presidential election by purchasing ads on social networks like Facebook.

But President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed the matter as a “hoax.”

Only a day earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged that foreign governments had used his company’s website to spread misinformation in the United States and around the world. So far, his company has pinpointed about 3,000 ads purchased by Russian sources ahead of Trump’s Election Day win.

Despite the evidence, Trump tweeted on Friday:


For now, Facebook has turned related details over to Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the U.S. government’s probe into potential Russian interference, as well as House and Senate lawmakers similarly investigating the matter.

Zuckerberg, meanwhile, also has pledged to introduce sweeping changes to the way Facebook allows political organizations to purchase ads.

Still, members of Congress plan to grill other tech giants, including Twitter, to find out how their platforms might have been co-opted during the 2016 presidential race. The Trump administration is sure to face similar questions about its digital operation, which drew scrutiny from the House Intelligence Committee beginning this summer.


Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago

The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillarious?


Is this guy losing it or what?




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Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election


Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ‘help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened’ in the election



Sam Levin in San Francisco

Thursday 21 September 2017 21.16 BST


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3 minutes ago, umbertino said:

Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election


Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ‘help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened’ in the election



Sam Levin in San Francisco

Thursday 21 September 2017 21.16 BST



Don't you know it's fake news???



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Of course it IS !!!  The fact is Mueller couldn't find anything against Trump - because there was NO Russian collusion.  So now they are seeking to find something, anything to 'prove' their lie is true ...  and obviously Fuckerberg is willing to do whatever his CIA handlers want him to do.  So I'm sure they've been working on creating these ads and artificially creating the accounts and everything else they needed to back them up - when the true Russian collusion was with the Podesta brothers and the Clintons ... NOT to mention that news article that came out saying the Saudis donated $25 million to the Clinton campaign

But where's the investigation of that?

Oh that's right - Mueller and every other Democrat on that investigation is in the Clinton's pocket!!!

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Mueller Asks White House for Records of Air Force One Calls


Take a very close Look at that Face below. Mueller's jaws are clenched, but not closed ,and he looks so mad, he could eat a turd and not taste a thing. The reason he is so mad, I imagine, is because after everything he has Investigated, for the last 6 Months or so, he has nothing on President Trump for the Conviction that he desperately seeks. A couple of days ago he asked for ANY Papers, Memo's, E-mails, Ect;, Ect; that " ANYBODY " might have in their possession concerning President Donald Trump. Now according to the Title of this Article, he is asking for any and


all Air Force One Messages of any kind from or to President Trump. This message today and the last one, sounds to me like one of those " Go For Broke " Death Spirals or one of those " Last Strike Efforts " of a very Irritated and Irrational Crazy Lunatic Person, that just might have a Heart Attack because he Hates President Trump so much he can't stand not being able to Take him out of the Office.  He is fishing and his line is too short with the wrong hook. He cannot loose face so he is trolling the waters. Such a disgrace for a waste of millions of tax US dollars for


this skum, He wont quite no matter what. So Americans need to say to him - get out !! He is worse than HIV, than AIDS, he contaminates America and needs to be exterminated from what he is doing. Muller is a Maggot s Mud sucker a Crape fish. I'm calling here and now for the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and the United States Department of Justice to STOP THIS SATIRICAL INVESTIGATION of President Trump and REMOVE MUELLER FROM OFFICE AND OFF THIS INVESTIGATION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH



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Leaked Descriptions Of Infamous "Russia Ads" Derail Collusion Narrative "They Showed support For Clinton"

Tyler Durden's picture
Sep 25, 2017 6:31 PM

That was quick.

Less than a week after Facebook agreed to turn over to Congressional investigators copies of the 3,000-odd political advertisements that the company said it had inadvertently sold to a Russia-linked group intent on meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the contents of the ads have – unsurprisingly – leaked, just as we had expected them to.

Congressional investigators shared the information with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, which has repeatedly allowed information about its investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russian operatives to leak to the press. Once this happened, we knew it was only a matter of time before the ads became part of the public record.  


And, shockingly, descriptions of the ads provided to the Washington Post hardly fit the narrative that Democratic lawmakers have spun in recent weeks, claiming the ads – which didn’t advocate on behalf of a specific candidate, but rather hewed to political issues like abortion rights – were instrumental in securing Trump’s victory.

After initially denying the story this spring, Facebook came clean earlier this month, saying its investigators had discovered that the company sold at least $100,000 worth of ads – and possibly as much as $150,000 – to Russia-linked group that bought the ads through 470 phony Facebook pages and accounts.

WaPo reports that the ads represented issues on both sides of the ideological spectrum, which would suggest that the buyers didn’t intend to support a specific candidate, but rather their own unique agenda.


The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African-American rights groups including Black Lives Matter and others suggesting that these same groups pose a rising political threat, say people familiar with the covert influence campaign.


The Russian campaign — taking advantage of Facebook’s ability to simultaneously send contrary messages to different groups of users based on their political and demographic characteristics - also sought to sow discord among religious groups. Other ads highlighted support for Democrat Hillarious Clinton among Muslim women.

Of course, support for Hillarious Clinton among minority groups was less enthusiastic than it was for Barack Obama, suggesting that the ads perhaps weren’t as effective as some Democratic lawmakers would have voters believe. Despite the innocuous description, WaPo insisted on reporting that the ads were meant to “sow dischord” among different voting blocs that supported Clinton. The paper of record also reported that the targeted messages “highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate US political discourse”…again without explaining exactly how they accomplished this.


These targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.

Yet, WaPo reports that the “nature and detail” of the ads has bothered investigators at Facebook and the Justice Department, as well as those working on behalf of the Congressional committees that are conducting independent investigations. The House and Senate Intelligence committees plan to begin reviewing the Facebook ads in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, the paper ran quotes from Sen. Mark Warner and Rep. Adam Schiff, two of the most vocal proponents of the Russia election-hacking conspiracy theory (it is only a theory, after all), describing the ads as part of a sinister effort to undermine the democratic process.


“Their aim was to sow chaos,” said Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), vice-chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “In many cases, it was more about voter suppression rather than increasing turnout.”


The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said he hoped the public would be able to review the ad campaign.


“I think the American people should see a representative sample of these ads to see how cynical the Russian were using these ads to sow division within our society,” he said, noting that he had not yet seen the ads but had been briefed on them, including the ones mentioning “things like Black Lives Matter.”

For a story that’s supposed to be about the content of political advertisements that are now at the center of a widely followed investigation (much like Don Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer and her entourage in Trump Tower was just a month ago), the WaPo story includes scant details about their contents. For whatever reason, the paper neglected to publish photos of the ads.

We imagine that whoever leaked the story probably figured that once readers see the ads and realize they’re indistinguishable from the rest of the political ad copy running on Facebook, voters will quickly lose interest.

However, that didn’t stop one expert from offering some helpful “context” meant to feed the hysteria without saying anything conclusive. As the paper notes, the expert quoted hasn’t even seen the ads.


While Facebook has downplayed the impact of the Russian ads on the election, Dennis Yu, chief technology officer for BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company that focuses on Facebook ads, said that $100,000 worth of Facebook ads could have been viewed hundreds of millions of times.


“$100,000 worth of very concentrated posts is very, very powerful,” he said. “When you have a really hot post, you often get this viral multiplier. So when you buy this one ad impression, you can get an extra 20- to 40-times multiplier because those people comment and share it.”


Watts, the Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow, has not seen the Facebook ads promised to Congress, but he and his team saw similar tactics playing out on Twitter and other platforms during the campaign.

With little else to cling to, it appears that investigators – not to mention Trump’s critics - have invested so much in the Facebook interference narrative (not to mention Paul Manafort’s dealings with pro-Russian oligarchs), that admitting they were wrong would just be too damaging.

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7 hours ago, bostonangler said:

Thank God I'm not an idiot Facebook user... I wasn't effected by fake news and advertisements as it seems most Americans were.

Social Media: a place where losers go to feel important.



I have a large family scattered across the US,  Facebook keeps us connected .. love all the pictures of the family 

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1 hour ago, BJinMontreal said:

Yup - and everything they their MSM hypnotists tell them to believe ...


I know right... Can you believe all those voters who bought into those facebook ads?

Look at this one who could have ever believed it? Only an idiot would not realize the copyright infringement.




Or this one... Would Trump's people ever approve of this cheesy ad?




And yet there are still those who don't believe the Russians had an agenda... Geeez what a bunch of buffoons.




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The Russians didn't have an agenda - the Demon-rats did -- unfortunately for them - the American people spoke and elected someone other than Crooked Hitlery.  The Demon Rats still have an agenda ... so get ready for more Antifa false flag attacks coming to Demon Rat neighbourhoods near you that will be blamed on libertarians and conservatives alike!!!



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My question is, "If Russia (or other country or countries) meddled in the US election(s), how come security agencies in these United States of America didn't know about it before hand and take effective action to prevent foreign intervention in the US election(s)?"


Wouldn't this directly suggest the previous administration to be complete incompetents like the people who are making an issue of it now?


Just askin'.


So are these very same United States of America the only Super Power while the Russians, or other foreign country, have sole control of the outcome of the US elections?


:facepalm2:   :facepalm2:   :facepalm2:


Yep! More False Narrative from the Socialist Liberal Left desperately and actively attempting to underme the American societal fabric.


Let's get real here people. The Socialist Liberal Left is really stupid and is hell bent on destroying everything - with their False Narratives, False Flags, Compliant Major Media, self disenfranchised social groups, and what ever else they can access for their own end - to install their Dictatorship.

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