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Go deeper: See the Russian-linked Facebook ads released by Congress

A Russian propoganda ad
A Russian propoganda ad.

House lawmakers have released more than 3,000 Facebook ads published from 2015 to late 2017 by Russia-based Internet Research Agency, which were used to sow division across the U.S. through the 2016 presidential election, that appeared on Facebook and Instagram feeds with political and racially-charged messages.

Why it matters: We have heard of the planted messages to unsuspecting Americans, but have not seen the breadth until now.