In the latest marketing news, Federal officials across the U.S. government are investigating whether Russia sought to influence the 2016 presidential election by purchasing ads on social networks like Facebook.
Facebook’s leader, Mark Zuckerberg, appears to rather humbled in the wake of the revelation that his company collected $100,000 for shady political ads during the U.S. presidential campaign that were apparently placed by Russian-linked accounts. He went on Facebook Live yesterday to say that Facebook, which is turning over the ads to Congress, will conduct a “thorough review” of the scandal. “We’re going to make political advertising more transparent,” he added.
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America’s leader, meanwhile, thinks this is all made up. This morning he went on Twiter and knocked out these two tweets:
“The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?”
“The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media ‘screaming’ for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Next, she was a bad candidate!”
For now, Facebook has turned related details over to Robert Mueller, the former FBI director leading the U.S. government’s probe into potential Russian interference, as well as House and Senate lawmakers similarly investigating the matter.
Facebook announced on Sept. 6 that it had discovered the ads while reviewing its content. It has since shared them with Justice Department Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
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