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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by Dr.Cyber on Sun 5th Nov 2017 11:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment Title"
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If "they" are smarter, perhaps "they" deserve to be on top... ;)

So I guess you have no problem with those Indian scammers who scam old people out of their life savings? Because 'If "they" are smarter, perhaps "they" deserve to be on top'.

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by zima on Wed 8th Nov 2017 14:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment Title"
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You're doing a textbook strawman argument / that's different than politics (I'm surprised this needs to be pointed out to you...). Which shows the most just your twisted perceptions of politics...

So, you're for government formed by stupid people (the only alternative); that will work really well...

Offtopic: I get an ad in this article for "meet Russian ladies" ;) Somehow I think the ad matching in this case is quite poor / won't work. ;)

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