Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report

Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report


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Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report
The Hill ^ | 09/06/2017 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN

Posted on 09/06/2017 11:18:31 PM PDT by gubamyster

Facebook has turned over its data on ads bought by a Russian company during the 2016 election to special counsel Robert Mueller, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The tech company gave Mueller’s team copies of the ads as well as the identities of the ads’ buyers, a source told Reuters.

The handover of information comes after Facebook revealed earlier Wednesday that thousands of ads posted on the site over the past two years were linked to fake Facebook accounts based out of Russia.

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said nearly 500 accounts had spent roughly $100,000 on about 3,000 ads, but that the accounts had since been suspended. Facebook reportedly informed congressional investigators about the ads on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collusion; facebook; meuller; russia



To: gubamyster

Has anyone ever actually clicked on a Facebook ad??

2 posted on 09/06/2017 11:22:22 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)

To: gubamyster

The way this Fishing Expedition is going, I expect to see Mueller on an episode of Deadliest Catch or Wicked Tuna.

3 posted on 09/06/2017 11:24:34 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The way Liberals carry on about Deportation, you would think “Mexico” was Spanish for “Auschwitz”.)

To: P-Marlowe

I think there was a Leftist back in 2007 that did.

It was for a bathhouse in Chicago.

Strange thing too. It was from a U. S. Senate office on Capital Hill.

4 posted on 09/06/2017 11:25:43 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (One man’s DACA, is 330 million other men’s caca.)

To: P-Marlowe

Meanwhile the identities of the people who paid for the trump dossier , who work in departments just down the isle from Mueller are still unknown …

5 posted on 09/06/2017 11:27:49 PM PDT by seastay

To: P-Marlowe

I don’t click on fakebook period.

6 posted on 09/06/2017 11:30:39 PM PDT by Bullish (Whatever it takes to MAGA)

To: DoughtyOne

I don’t think the Russian government is stupid enough to buy Facebook ads, especially for the election. Most likely these were ads that linked to Russian porn sites. Mueller just wants to check out porn sites on the taxpayer dime.

7 posted on 09/06/2017 11:33:09 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping list.)

To: gubamyster

A number of these scandals were covered up by Mueller and/or Comey:

8 posted on 09/06/2017 11:36:56 PM PDT by Slyfox (Are you tired of winning yet?)

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