- Kim Hart
- Nov 1
Here are the election Facebook ads Russia bought
Examples of ads purchased by Russian actors that appeared on Facebook during 2016. Images: House Intelligence Committee
Facebook's chief lawyer said Wednesday afternoon that the company had not found overlap between the targeting used by Russian trolls meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign. His remarks were in response to questions at the third hearing of the last 48 hours for Facebook, Twitter and Google on how Russia-bought ads and content spread on their platforms.
"We have not seen overlap in the targeting that was relatively rudimentary used in the [Russian troll farm Internet Research Agency] ads that we've disclosed and any other advertiser that's been operative on the site, including the Trump campaign," said Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch. Twitter and Google didn't provide definitive answers.
Go deeper: Politico breaks down the individual ads with corresponding specifics of when they ran, where they were targeted, and how many people saw them and clicked on them.
This graphic of Jesus and Hillary Clinton is an actual post shared by the Russian page “Army of Jesus," released during #TechHearings. pic.twitter.com/XKFLGnoXu4
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) November 1, 2017
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