Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Nov 2017 09:35 UTC

As part of this week's hearings into how Russia has used social media to influence American opinion, House lawmakers released several Facebook and Instagram ads linked to Kremlin meddling online. Although lawmakers have not yet released the full cache of ads, which includes about 3,000 examples provided to Congress by Facebook, the so-far disclosed ads offer one of the closest looks yet at the Russian operation.

Some of these ads and fake accounts are quite fascinating - they're clearly designed not just to promote Trump, but also to rile up different groups - from the LGBT community to proponents of the US 2nd amendment - against each other. Oh, and also to pitch a fight between Clinton and Jesus.

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RE[2]: Theire idea was simple.
by zima on Sun 5th Nov 2017 00:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Theire idea was simple."
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this whole matter of collusion is a huge red herring as the corporate class and the politicians and consultants that survive on it are trying to distract you from the real problem in America - that its political system has been corrupted and both parties represent their donors instead of voters. It's a big club, and you ain't in it.

Ultimately, the systems of governance are largely reflections of their populations. Perhaps the people of US get the gov they deserve... how many would, given the chance, say no to getting their slice of political cake / being in the "club"?

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