Donald Trump calls Facebook 'anti-Trump' after it aids Russia probe

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"The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn't specifically reference the USA presidential election or voting for a particular candidate", Facebook said in an earlier statement.

The Post found in June that even after Obama and his senior aides were provided with an intelligence report detailing how Russian hackers had breached the Democratic National Committee's servers in an attempt to damage Clinton's candidacy, they failed to act.

Russia's meddling was a multi-pronged effort that included, among other things, amplifying the propaganda value of leaked DNC emails with a disinformation campaign waged predominantly on Facebook and Twitter, in an effort to use automated bots to spread fake news and pro-Trump agitprop.

Trump's comments came days after Facebook said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators and make political advertising on its platform more transparent.

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We've reached out to Facebook for confirmation that at least some of the Moscow-linked ads were pro-Trump, pro-Sanders and pro-Stein, and we'll let you know if/when we hear back.

The committee, which oversees US scientific agencies, believes such anti-fracking ads reflect "the Russian government's concern about the impact of fracking. on the global energy market and potential challenges to profitability" of Russian energy companies, the letter said.

"Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein", the ad reads, according to Politico. It is also suspected that these Russian actors had an impact on the results of the elections, and if not, then they had vast influence.