Facebook Admits the “Russian Interference” in the Election was FOR Clinton…and anti-Trump…

  • Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said in a Senate hearing that Russia-linked political ads kept running on the giant platform after the 2016 election
  • After Trump won the White House, Stretch said, ‘we saw a lot of activity targeted at fomenting discord about the validity of his election’
  • Sean Edgett, Twitter’s acting general counsel, said his company ‘saw similar activity’ 
  • ‘The same is true for Google,’ added Richard Salgado, the search engine behemoth’s senior counsel
  • Much of the focus on Russian involvement has come as part of a larger story that suggests Moscow instead sought to help Trump win the White House 
  • Google insisted Tuesday that it’s a technology ‘platform,’ not a news organization in its own right
  • And one senator demanded to know how Facebook couldn’t spot ads from Russia that were being paid for in rubles

The tech giant Facebook told Congress that ads representing ‘foreign interference’ in America’s election system continued after Donald Trump won the White House – and appeared designed to hurt him.

Much of the focus on Russian involvement has come as part of a larger story that suggests Moscow instead sought to help Trump win the White House over Hillary Clinton.

But Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch said in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that while his company first spotted the ads in the presidential primary season two years ago, they continued to run ‘following the election.’

‘We saw this concerted effort to sow division and discord,’ Stretch explained. ‘In the wake of the election – and now-President Trump’s election – we saw a lot of activity targeted at fomenting discord about the validity of his election.’

The ads ‘continued until we disabled the accounts,’ he said.

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