Facebook is making changes to its advertising policies in the wake of an investigation that confirmed the company unknowingly sold ads to Kremlin-backed sources trying to sway the 2016 USA presidential election.
These advertisements, says CNN, which cites four sources close to record, targeted specific demographic categories and exploited polemical messages, including attacks on Muslims. They touched on topics ranging from "LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights", he added.
The ads worth $100,000 associated with Russian Federation focused on amplifying divisive political and social messages in the U.S; Facebook stated last month.
In an interview Sunday, Facebook's vice president for USA public policy, Joel Kaplan, told the Post, "The big picture is that we're stepping up tomorrow to help Congress understand foreign interference on the ad platform and to make improvements to the ad platform to enhance transparency". Congress and the Department of Justice are investigating the impact and scope of Russian attempts to influence the election, which Trump has downplayed.
According to Facebook data, the ads' auditory was around 10 million people. With the Russians running targeted advertising for Trump in key swing states, a picture is beginning to take shape of how the Russians may have been able to collude with the Trump campaign to swing the election.
It said that 44% of the ads surfaced before the U.S. election.
"The Russia hoax continues, now it's ads on Facebook", Trump tweeted on September 22.
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On the product side, the social network will now let users see a list of all the ads that a Facebook Page is running on the site, even if those ads aren't targeting you.
Today's admission is a stark reversal of Facebook's earlier positions on Russian interests using the company's advertising platform to target Americans.
The ads were part of roughly 3,000 that Facebook turned over to congressional investigators this week as part of the multiple Capitol Hill inquiries into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 elections.
The social media giant, Facebook has reported this Monday, that during USA election campaign 2016, the advertisements publicized on its forum connected to Russian state were visited by a total of about 10 million users.
Burr said that Kushner's camp had responded to the letter to state they had in fact turned over "every email that was pertinent to the investigation".