The US President Donald trump called the publication ‘s paid for by the Kremlin ads in Facebook with the aim of influencing American elections in 2016, the next information spreading and fake. About it he wrote on Friday, September 22, in Twitter.
“Deception (hoax) on Russia continues, and now is in Facebook. How about totally biased and dishonest media coverage in favor of Hillary”, – he wrote. In another tweet he developed this idea: “the Greatest influence on our choices had that Fake News Media “shouted” for dishonest Hillary Clinton. Although she was a bad candidate!”
Today, the same publication once commented in the Kremlin: “We don’t know who and how to advertise in Facebook, and never did, and never Russian side was not involved in it”, – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. Previously the sand had to comment on the publication on September 7, he urged not to associate Moscow “with these stories.”
Earlier this month Facebook saidthat the accounts that are associated with Russia, within two years of buying political advertising, including the front passed in the November 2016 presidential election in the United States. According to the company, from June 2015 to may 2017 470 such accounts spent about 100 thousand dollars for three thousand advertising messages that could influence the outcome of the vote.
The American media have linked the custom advertising with the work “Troll factory”, curated by St. Petersburg businessman Evgeny Prigozhin, better known as “Putin’s personal chef”.
Facebook provided data to the office of spectracolor Robert Mueller. On September 21 the founder of social network mark Zuckerberg, started to work after maternity leave, saidthat his company is actively cooperating with American officials and helps them to investigate the possible involvement of Russian authorities in the election of the President of the United States through the purchase of political advertising on the social network.