Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted Michigan And Wisconsin

Facebook to turn over Russia-linked ads		Social media giant is expected to meet with Congress Monday
	The Canadian Press Mon Oct 2nd 2017 6:25amNews

Facebook to turn over Russia-linked ads Social media giant is expected to meet with Congress Monday The Canadian Press Mon Oct 2nd 2017 6:25amNews

Facebook additionally said it would start to require more exhaustive documentation from individuals who need to run promotions about USA government races, requesting that they affirm their organizations or associations.

Cost: For 50% of the ads, less than $3 was spent and for 99% of the ads, less than $1,000 was spent. In all, Facebook estimates the entire Russian effort was seen by 10 million people.

Monday, Facebook gave federal lawmakers investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election some 3,000 ads they believe may have been placed by Russian-linked entities.

Facebook says that it reviews millions of ads each week, and about 8 million people report them each day, meaning it can't catch every one that breaks the rules. To begin with, it's promising to make ads more transparent - it's writing tools that will let you see all the ads a Page runs, not just the ones targeting you.

CNN cited four unidentified sources who the news network said had direct knowledge of the ads. It's possible that the 10 million number could be made up of people who saw multiple ads, but without exact figures, it's hard to tell.

Also, Facebook said it will add 1,000 workers to its global ads review team and invest more in machine learning to better understand when to flag and take down ads.

"If you can get a hot post, you can get an extra 20-to-40 times multiplier because of those people commenting and sharing it", he said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees are investigating possible links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Google shares finished Friday trading up 0.9%, while Twitter rose 0.1% and Facebook advanced almost 1.3%. Total Spend on the advertisements, which were also created during the 2016 election, came to $274,100. "That enables Facebook users to run ads with political content that are micro-targeted to specific regions or demographics, without anyone knowing". The ads were aimed at suppressing the votes and sowing discontent among the electorate, the sources said. None of the companies has said if it will attend the hearing. "These ads are timely, relevant and provocative".

The latest company statement said that about 25 percent of the ads were never shown to anyone.

It's no secret that Russian Federation tried to influence the outcome of the United States election previous year using a variety of techniques including the use of advertising on Facebook.

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