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House Democrats release thousands of Russian-linked Facebook ads
ABC News ^ | May 10, 2018 | Benjamin Siegel

Posted on 05/10/2018 10:30:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released copies of Facebook ads created by a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin Thursday, providing the most comprehensive picture to date of the Russian campaign to use hot-button social and political issues to target Americans during the 2016 presidential election.

Lawmakers released roughly 3,000 ads from Facebook and Instagram in an effort to follow through on a commitment made by committee leaders last fall when lawmakers held hearings about the Russian social influence campaign.

At the time, the panel released a small sampling of the ads produced by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization accused of spreading disinformation that the committee says produced the content between 2015 and 2017.

“There’s no question that Russia sought to weaponize social media platforms to drive a wedge between Americans, and in an attempt to sway the 2016 election,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement....

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; democrats; fbads; fbrussiaads; russia; russiaads
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Remind me to hire those guys if I ever run for office.
1 posted on 05/10/2018 10:30:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every time Schiff opens his mouth he drives a wedge between Americans.

These guys need to look in the mirror if they want to find the enemy.


2 posted on 05/10/2018 10:31:49 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t these dims the guys that supported giving up the internet to international control?


3 posted on 05/10/2018 10:32:35 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Putting ads on FB is illegal?

Who knew?


4 posted on 05/10/2018 10:33:18 AM PDT by Principled (No one will conquer America, from within or without, until its citizenry are disarmed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Russians were trying to rile up the election in 2016 to undermine Hillary, not to enable Trump, never dreaming that Hillary would self-immolate. They could have saved a bundle.


5 posted on 05/10/2018 10:33:27 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who cares?

Even if they could prove Trump directly paid for these ads, I could not care less.


6 posted on 05/10/2018 10:33:38 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Far more people will probably see these ads now than ever saw them before the election.


7 posted on 05/10/2018 10:34:03 AM PDT by Freee-dame (Best election ever!)
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I’d really like to see some of these ads. Where can I do that?


8 posted on 05/10/2018 10:37:27 AM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm using my wife's account.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

... and if one takes 5 minutes to actually go to the site and pull the ads, they are total nothing burgers. They’re not even about the election.

https://democrats-intelligence.house.gov/facebook-ads/social-media-advertisements.htm


9 posted on 05/10/2018 10:38:13 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The FBI is the Mob)
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"Russians were trying to rile up the election in 2016 to undermine Hillary..."

Actually, they were placing ads to undermine and attack BOTH candidates.

10 posted on 05/10/2018 10:38:36 AM PDT by ETCS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was just a “click-bait” operation designed to make money.


11 posted on 05/10/2018 10:39:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow Facebook ads! /s


12 posted on 05/10/2018 10:40:51 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: ETCS

Either way, they wanted a close election and enhanced polarization. Which they got, thanks to Deep State, the best friends Russia has.


13 posted on 05/10/2018 10:41:41 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So how did these active measures affect people like me who are not FB or Instagram users?


14 posted on 05/10/2018 10:42:22 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Flick Lives

By the way. Don’t think of these as some sort of hi-production ads. They are little more than an image with some message. In most cases I see no connection at all to politics. Those Russians must have been getting paid by volume of ads.

Many of the ads are from this fake(?) version of BLM called Black Matters (with the unfortunate or ironic acronym of BM). What purpose did these ads serve? I have no idea, but they have nothing to do with the election.


15 posted on 05/10/2018 10:43:51 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The FBI is the Mob)
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To: pfflier

I want to know how much money was spent by Mexico on FB and Instagram ads to divide Americans...


16 posted on 05/10/2018 10:44:49 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Flick Lives

Why do they include 2017. And 2015 for that matter?


17 posted on 05/10/2018 10:46:12 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be Facebook’s problem ,they wanted the MONEY over everything else


18 posted on 05/10/2018 10:46:38 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They release these ads as if anyone reads them.

Ads over content are universally despised, but tolerated. There’s no choice in the matter, and the rare few who act on the ads are paying the freight for services free to the rest of us.


19 posted on 05/10/2018 10:49:35 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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This is an AD??? And they are all like that!
Ad I D 2425
Ad Text Bernie for president!
Ad Landing Page https://www.facebook.com/Born-Liberal-522628564598423/
Ad Targeting Location: United States
Interests: Liberalism or Libertarianism
Age: 18 - 65+
Placements: News Feed on desktop computers or News Feed on mobile
devices
Ad Impressions 0
Ad Clicks 0
Ad Spend None


20 posted on 05/10/2018 10:53:09 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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