Smith seeks answers on Russia's role in anti-fracking ads

Sep 28, 2017, 00:15
Smith seeks answers on Russia's role in anti-fracking ads

Former President Barack Obama tried to warn Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the threat of fake news and its effect on the 2016 election less than two weeks after Donald Trump won the presidency, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

The company still does not know the extent of Russia's ad purchases or whether these unidentified ad buys are still on the site.

"Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence, Fake News, New York Times (apologized) & Washington Post were anti-Trump". It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence.

It's just the latest evidence of Russia's attempts to meddle in the election and rile up opposition to Hillary Clinton on Facebook, a campaign that has already been revealed to include ads seen by 70 million people and creating pro-Trump flash mobs in swing states.

The committee, which oversees USA scientific agencies, believes such anti-fracking ads reflect "the Russian government's concern about the impact of fracking. on the global energy market and potential challenges to profitability" of Russian energy companies, the letter said. "Virtually no President has accomplished what we have accomplished in the first 9 months-and economy roaring". What gave them away is that the accounts were optimized for the Russian language.

The letter says Russia's meddling in the U.S. energy market has been "well documented in the public domain" and seeks information similar to what Facebook is providing to the U.S. Senate about anti-immigration propaganda and advertising.