In first of three congressional hearings, senators attack tech companies for letting Russians target Americans online before 2106 election.

How Russia Used Instagram to Influence the 2016 Election

It’s been a couple months since Facebook confirmed that fake accounts likely originating in Russia bought ads on the platform to sow discord during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Congress just gave the world its best look yet at the ads purchased on Facebook by Russia-connected accounts during the contentious 2016 election season.

Two hearings Wednesday revealed new details of how Russia used propaganda to divide and anger Americans.

House Democrats just released a trove of data, metadata, Facebook ads, and Twitter accounts run out of the Kremlin’s troll farm. A team of reporters at Daily Beast reports on how ads were created by people working for the Russian government’s cyberwar arm, and literally paid for in rubles with no questions asked by Facebook.

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