Facebook admitted to congressional investigators on Wednesday that it sold $100,000 to a nebulous Russian company with a history of pro-Kremlin propaganda, the Washington Post first reported.
The ads, which started running in the summer of 2015 and continued throughout the election, pushed divisive issues like gun rights, immigration fears, and racial strife, the newspaper reported. A small portion named the candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton directly.
The revelation came as part of an ongoing congressional probe into Russia's efforts to subvert the presidential election led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Read more...More about Facebook, Donald Trump, Business, and Big Tech Companies
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