Missouri Congressman Wants Facebook To Focus On Russian Attempts To Inflame Racial Strife
Missouri Congressman wants Facebook to focus on Russian attempts to inflame racial strife
Missouri’s 5th District Congressman is expressing concern over Russian ads on social media intended to gin up racial division before last year’s election.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
After first denying it had been manipulated, Facebook admitted in a video late last month from Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg that ads linked to the Russian government had been placed on the social media site.
Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan told the New York Times that ads purchased through Russian sources attempted to stir up reaction over numerous divisive political issues, including immigration, gay rights and race.
Democrat Emanuel Cleaver II …