In the USA, 10 million people watched Russian advertising

Russian propaganda ads reached 10m US Facebook users

Facebook, the largest social network of the world, claimed last week that an operation probably located in Russian Federation had positioned millions of USA ads with polarizing opinions on subjects such as race, immigration, and gay rights on the website during a 2-year time frame through May 2017.

The ads appeared to target key demographic groups in areas that turned out to be pivotal to the race, according to CNN.

The Web sites and Facebook pages showcased ads and other messages concentrated on such heated issues like unauthorized immigration, African American political activism, and increasing eminence of Muslims in the United States.

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The three committees are investigating Russian meddling in the election and whether there are any links to President Donald Trump's campaign. Most of Facebook's efforts, however, center around toughening the ad review process and the standards that guide them. Currency alone isn't a good way of identifying suspicious activity, because the overwhelming majority of advertisers who pay in Russian currency, like the overwhelming majority of people who access Facebook from Russia, aren't doing anything wrong.

Facebook said about half of the ads were seen after the election, and one quarter were never shown to anyone. Trump also won Wisconsin by less than 1% of the vote, the first time that state backed a Republican nominee since 1984.

Facebook said it estimates a total 10 million people saw the targeted ads that ran in the USA between 2015 and 2017.

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The ads have sparked anger toward Facebook and, within the United States, toward Russian Federation since the world's largest social network disclosed their existence last month. In its latest statement about the Russian ads, it clarified: "Many of these ads did not violate our content policies".

When Facebook revealed the existence of the ads in early September, after a separate investigation, the company still wasn't entirely confident that they originated with the IRA. As a result, US authorities has raised many questions and calls for increased USA regulation for the website and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has been outlining steps that the company plans to take to prevent governments from abusing the network. None of the companies has said if it will attend the hearing. Twitter also recently handed over evidence of over 1,800 Russia Today accounts that posted targeted ads in the US. "So, we're just looking at the tip of the iceberg".

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