More #FakeNews on Russia Witch Hunt: Half of Russian Facebook Ads Ran After Election, 25% Never Ran at All
In September Facebook announced it would turn over 3,000 Russian-linked ads to GOP-led congressional committees. The left now claims 3,000 ads costing $100,000 that were neither favorable or unfavorable for either candidate flipped the 2016 election.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even released a statement on the conspiracy.
— ABC News (@ABC) September 22, 2017
President Trump went to Twitter soon after this release to respond to the latest Democrat-media hoax.
The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2017
President Trump was right again.
Now we know for certain that this was all another fake news story.
Russia Today reported this week that half of the Facbook ads ran after the election and 25% of the ads never ran at all.
Via Russia Today:
More than half of the ‘Russian advertisements’ on Facebook that supposedly influenced the 2016 US elections actually appeared after the vote, the company has revealed. Nobody even saw one-quarter of the ads bought by “inauthentic accounts.”
In September, Facebook vowed to deliver Congress some 3,000 ads purchased between 2015 and 2017 and connected to 470 “inauthentic” accounts and pages, which, as it continues to say, “appear to have come from a Russian entity.”However, Moscow has blasted those allegations, while repeatedly stating that it had nothing to do with the 2016 vote.
“44% of total ad impressions [number of times ads were displayed] were before the US election on November 8, 2016; 56% were after the election,” the social media giant stated on Monday as it published some “facts” about “Russian ads.”
However, over “25% of the ads were never shown to anyone,” the Monday ‘factsheet’ says, adding the posts have reached some 10 million users.