The U.S Intelligence Committee Announced Russian-Backed Election Ads

The U.S Intelligence Committee Announced Russian-Backed Election Ads

A hearing started by the U.S House Intelligence Committee with leading internet giants. The Committee mentioned about the current move during the last month. The Committee also released a collection of data Facebook ads, and Twitter accounts run by Russia-backed accounts on the social network. They have been considered only a sample of the nest egg. The social network announced during the current week that most foreign groups paid more than 100 thousand U.S dollars to host on Facebook as the part of a campaign and it reached 126 million Americans. It is important that how much those ads affected the U.S election and hopefully the Committee is looking to find such answer. The opening hearing statement said that ranking member of the House Intel Committee Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued explanation.

Schiff explained that the ads have been considered a part of Russian-backed accounts used in attempting to support then U.S election candidate Donald Trump. But, he also said that the sample ads showcased things we’ve known the accounts were fond involved, such as exploiting social divisions. Schiff also added that the social media campaign was especially designed to a broader Kremlin objective. The Russians did it by incorporating together fake accounts, pages, and communities. This move was made to push politicized content and videos in order to motivate actual Americans to sign online petitions, including joining rallies and protests. The statement of Schiff is linked to other materials, including a list of identified Russia-backed Twitter handles and metadata for cost and impressions.