10 Million Americans Saw Russian Election Ads, Facebook Says
Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. saw Facebook ads purchased by Russian buyers to influence the 2016 election, Facebook said Monday. Facebook recently handed Congress 3,000 ads, which it says were purchased by Russians to sow division in the U.S. before and immediately after the presidential election. Of those 3,000 ads, 44 percent were viewed before the election and 56 percent after the election, Facebook said. 99 percent of the ads were purchased for $1,000 or less.