Home > U.S. Lawmakers Release Russian-Bought Facebook Ads

News
U.S. Lawmakers Release Russian-Bought Facebook Ads

Description

U.S. lawmakers released a batch of Russian-bought Facebook ads on Wednesday, which showcased the politically charged content allegedly spread on social media by Moscow ahead of the 2016 U.S. election. Some of the ads criticized candidates, while others sought to organize or promote rallies for opposite sides of divisive issues. The sample posted on a House committee website pulled from the roughly three thousand ads, that Facebook provided to congressional investigators last month.

Added on the 01/11/2017 22:10:27 - Copyright : Wochit

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • US Democrats release 3,500 Russian Facebook ads

    Facebook

    11/05/2018 - Euronews EN
  • Lawmakers Take Action Against Facebook Election Propaganda

    The first legislative effort to rein in foreign interference in US elections will kick off Thursday on Capitol Hill, where Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar will field questions from reporters over a new bill crafted, they said, to “improve transparency of online political ads.” The bill, known as The Honest Ads Act, will seek to impose new rules on online political ads similar to those currently imposed on traditional broadcast media. The effort comes as Congress continues to investigate highly-targeted foreign propaganda during the 2016 campaign, which reached tens of millions of Americans via Facebook.

    19/10/2017 - Wochit
  • Russian Operatives Bought Thousands Of Facebook Ads 'To Sow Chaos'

    Russian operatives worked to capitalize on racial and religious tensions leading up to the US election by purchasing Facebook ads aimed at appealing to one group and inciting another, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The Post, citing over 3,000 ads that Facebook is planning to turn over to congressional investigators, found that some ads promoted groups like Black Lives Matter while others demonized those groups and painted them as a rising threat to American society.

    26/09/2017 - Wochit
  • British Lawmakers Release Internal Facebook Documents

    British lawmakers published a cache of internal Facebook documents, which indicates that the social network gave certain companies special access to user data even after promising to limit such access for third-party apps. The data, released on Wednesday, was obtained from Six4Three, an app developer that is currently in a legal dispute with Facebook. Facebook saying, “We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friends’ data with developers.”

    05/12/2018 - Wochit
  • All The Ads A Russian Troll Farm Dumped On Americans' Facebook Accounts

    Russian operatives used Facebook to influence America's 2016 election and sow discord. Facebook has declined to release the ads to the public. But not to worry. House Intel Committee members just dropped a data dump featuring 3,500 of those ads. They're the work of the Internet Research Agency —the Kremlin-linked “troll farm." It's not necessarily the entirety of the Russian propaganda campaign. Still, it demonstrates the tactics that were used. Much dealt with race relations. Other ads promoted Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders--but rarely Hillary Clinton.

    10/05/2018 - Wochit
  • Faut-il renforcer la taxe Gafa ? Mounir Mahjoubi : "Pourquoi pas"

    @PascaledeLaTour : "Envisagez-vous de déposer un amendement pour renforcer l'efficacité de la taxe ?". @mounir : "Pourquoi pas mais on a voté une taxe qui va permettre de rapporter entre 400 et 600 millions, c'est déjà la moitié du chemin". #LaMatinaleLCI @LCI #La26.

    25/09/2019 - LCI