President Trump Blasts Facebook Ad Frenzy as ‘Russia Hoax Continues’

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President Donald Trump went on to Twitter on Friday morning and he delivered a veritable tweet-storm to his fan-base delight, questioning mainstream media’s focus on Facebook’s announcement that it will overhaul the way it handles political ads following the investigation into the now-famous Russia conspiracy theory.

The Donald referred to mainstream media reports of Kremlin linked companies/groups buying Facebook ads in order to interfere/collude/whatever with the 2016 election as yet another episode of the ‘Russia Hoax’.

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In the next tweet, the POTUS also blasted the claims that pro-Kremlin groups bought Facebook ads to influence American voters in his favor, while questioning the complete lack of attention to the obvious bias of the mainstream media in favor of Hillary Clinton.

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The official spokesman for Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov respectively, was quoted on Friday as saying that the Russian government had nothing to do with the whole Facebook-ads extravaganza, nor they were trying to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election in favor of one candidate or the other.

“We do not know … how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it,

Friday’s Twitter-storm on the POTUS’s behalf  and Peskov’s statement were both sparked by Facebook’s report on Thursday about a Russian agency that had bought $100,000 worth of ads on its platform during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the social media behemoth is “actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference.”

Prior to Thursday’s announcement, Facebook disclosed that it discovered approximately three thousand political ads published over the past 2 years on its platform, ads that were linked to fake Facebook accounts based in Russia, 470 fake accounts respectively that spent $100,000 for buying 3000 political ads, or something along these lines. Facebook also said that:

“will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election.” “We are looking into foreign actors, including additional Russian groups and other former Soviet states, as well as organizations like the campaigns, to further our understanding of how they used our tools.”

 

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The left still claims that the alleged $100,000 worth of ads bought by Russian operatives working on Trump’s behalf influenced the 2016 elections, yet the 91% of negative mainstream media coverage of then-candidate Trump in the couple of weeks prior to the election were irrelevant.

All things aside, Mark Zuckerberg basically admitted he took money from the Russians to influence the 2016 election. Just wow. And this guy hopes to be POTUS some day?