The Latest: Congress Releases Russia-linked Facebook Ads
The Latest: Congress releases Russia-linked Facebook ads
WASHINGTON — The Latest on Russian use of Facebook, Twitter and Google to try to influence the 2016 U.S. election (all times local):7 p.m.
A trove of Facebook ads made public by Congress depicts Russia’s extraordinary cyber intrusion into American life in 2016.
The ads, seen by vast numbers of people, were aimed at upending the nation’s democratic debate and fomenting discord over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics.
The few dozen ads are a small sampling of the roughly 3,000 Russian-connected ones that Facebook has identified and turned over to Congress.
They were released Wednesday amid …