Facebook Ad Exec Forced to Apologize for Correcting Russia Conspiracy Theory

21 February, 2018, 06:34 | Author: Evan Mason
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"Thank you to @foxandfriends for the great timeline on all of the failures the Obama Administration had against Russian Federation, including Crimea, Syria and so much more", Trump tweeted.

President Donald Trump kept his foot on the gas on Twitter Tuesday blaming his predecessor for Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, annexation of Crimea, and swelling influence in Syria.

There are speculations that Russians used the ads to run false propaganda against on Donald Trump's opponents, including Hillary Clinton, which many believe led to a swing in former's favor in the United States presidential election in November 2016.

The comments Trump cited on Tuesday were about that - Obama's response to Trump's claims that the election was rigged and calls for supporters to monitor certain areas on the day of the election.

The U.S Presidential election of 2016 was not without interference from external forces.

An executive at Facebook has apologized for making statements on Twitter after special counsel Robert Mueller handed down 13 indictments of Russian nationals for their role in meddling in the 2016 election.

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Among their talking points about Obama and Russia, Trump and F&F picked up an Obama quote answering Trump's claims of massive voter fraud among African Americans and other minority voters. More information also alleged how Russians impose pro-Trump activities and political rallies on real Americans while pretending to be Americans. "Total Fake News!" he tweeted.

"If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are in the United States", Katie Harbath, Facebook's global director of policy programs, explained to attendees at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference.

USA intelligence chiefs warned earlier in the week that Russian meddling has continued and poses a threat to the U.S. mid-term congressional elections in 2018.

Instead, what has been revealed, is that at the core of the allegations that Trump colluded with Russian Federation is opposition research paid for by the Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

"It is not politically reasonable that at some future date Mueller would then describe other campaign interactions as 'collusion, '" Cuccinelli writes. Instead, he's now blaming the Russian influence on former President Barack Obama, who Trump said didn't do enough to stop the Russian effort.

Obama officials have insisted they took steps immediately to prevent the Russian interference, including a confrontation between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the 2016 G20 summit in China.


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