Facebook: Russia used fake accounts to push its agenda
The President of the United States Donald Trump keeps calling CNN “fake news”. However, the U.S. investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections just took a new turn!
Facebook reported on the 6th of September that the social network had revealed that the Kremlin associated Russian company had spent over $100,000 to purchase approximately 3,000 politically motivated ads on divisive social issues, such as gun control, illegal immigration, race, and gay rights.
Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos reported that the company’s investigators were able to link these ads to approximately 470 fake Facebook accounts, which had been shut down by the social network.
Facebook employees revealed this information during the testimony in front of the U.S. Government committee in charge of investigating the possible Russian interference into the Presidential elections of the President Donald Trump.