What We Learned From Facebook Ads Bought by Russian Trolls


House Democrats released over 3,500 ads from Instagram and Facebook Thursday that were purchased by Russian operatives in an effort to disrupt the 2016 presidential election.

The Democrats’ decision to release the advertisements comes nearly two weeks after their Republican counterparts on the committee released their final report stating there was no collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia to sway the election, and that Russians had no intent to elect Trump and undermine Clinton.

Less than three months ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for spearheading a campaign to divert support away from Hillary Clinton and towards Trump in the 2016 election. House…

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