“Russia Hoax Continues”: Trump Blasts Facebook Ad Frenzy; Hits “Fake News” For “Screaming” For Hillary

Zero Hedge
September 22, 2017

Continuing his early morning tweetstorm, Donald Trump on Friday questioned the recent media focus on Facebook’s decision to overhaul how it handles political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections, and called reports of Kremlin-linked groups buying Facebook ads to sway the 2016 election part of a “Russia hoax.”

“The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary.”

In a subsequent tweet, Trump also slammed reports that pro-Russian groups used Facebook ads to influence voters in his favor during the 2016 election, and questioned why no attention was paid to the “fake news media’s” bias in favor of “crooked” Hillary Clinton.

“The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media “screaming” for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Next, she was a bad candidate!

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Moscow had nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election

“We do not know … how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it,” Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

The statement was in response to Facebook’s report that a Russian agency had purchased some ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook…

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