Facebook says it sold advertisements to Russian

Published: Wilson Clark

On: Sep 2017

"In remarking the advertise purchases, we have got around $100,000 in ad spending from month June of 2015 to May of 2017. It is totally related with fairly 3,000 ads. This is which was relating to around 470 illegal accounts and Pages in destruction of our rules." Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said in his report.

He also continued to have words on the security concern. He added "Our observation advises these accounts and Pages were much allied with each other and likely controlled from Russia".

The leak, which was initially reported by a random Washington Post, comes in the middle of current inspections into Russia's obstruction in the U.S election. It involves the use of social media to scatter faulty news and contents.

The ads both traditional ads and legal posts were focusing on spreading conflicts among the American voters. This conflict is by increasing "confused social and political messages," Stamos said. These measures are from "LGBT matters to increase problems to migration to gun rights."

Fairly one quarter of advertises were area wise pointed, Stamos said. The statement was via a Facebook person refused to focus the areas where those advertise were pointing.

On Wednesday afternoon Rep. Adam Schiff was have an interaction with a channel. He is a Democrat who is the topmost member of the House Intelligence Committee. He said the committee would be focusing into the nature of the ads, and whether "they were at a stage of complexity where would have necessary help or help from the movements."

"I think we previously know that the Russians were using paid social media sprite to try to manipulate the election, try to spread conflict, this surely confirms that search," Schiff said. "What we want to expose, not only with Facebook, with other social media stages as well as what clues, to what degree."

It is possible that there are more unclear ad purchases that Facebook has yet to verify.

In the report shown to Congressional officers, Facebook said it had got an extra $50,000 in political ad spending during the election from other parties related to Russia.

Facebook sold its ads via a self service ad model. The model by which buyers can select demographic, area and interest based end points, the Facebook person said.  Because of the quantity of these ad buys, Facebook said it was not able to verify the illegal nature of these ad buys at the period.