Zuckerberg "Admits" Facebook Conspired With Russians To Tank Hillary's Campaign

This is all starting to make a lot more sense.  For nearly a year now we've reported on leak after leak and rumor after rumor from the likes CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post alleging that Trump conspired with Russians to rig the 2016 presidential election all while being completely astonished by the lack tangible evidence being presented by those outlets in support of their rather serious allegations.

But, what if CNN was right all along except it wasn't Trump conspiring with the Russians to stage a coup in the U.S., but rather an evil, billionaire, tech mastermind with his eyes dead set on a 2020 run?  What if, knowing that Hillary Clinton was on track to win the 2016 election in a landslide and likely to occupy the White House for eight years, Mark Zuckerberg knew something had to be done to clear his path to D.C. and sprung into action to undermine her campaign? 

Moreover, what if we were to tell you the whole thing only cost $50,000 (insert Dr. Evil laugh) to orchestrate?

We're on to you, Zuck...

Zuck

 

For those who didn't pick up on our 'subtle' sarcasm above, allow us to clarify...that was a joke

That said, we can only assume that Facebook's press release today regarding alleged Russian advertising campaigns on Facebook was intended to be completely serious.

Apparently, after digging through advertising data for the better part of full year now, Facebook felt compelled to let us know that they found a 'staggering' $50,000 worth of ad buys that 'MAY' have been purchased by Russian-linked accounts to run 'potentially politically related' ads. 

No really, Facebook, a $500 billion company, actually thinks that $50,000 worth of ad revenue is news and quite literally could have changed the course of American history. 

Of course, if that kind of influence can be purchased for a mere $50,000 then Procter and Gamble needs to drastically rethink their advertising strategy.

All joking aside, here is what Facebook actually reported earlier today regarding the 2016 election:

One question that has emerged is whether there’s a connection between the Russian efforts and ads purchased on Facebook. These are serious claims and we’ve been reviewing a range of activity on our platform to help understand what happened.

 

In reviewing the ads buys, we have found approximately $100,000 in ad spending from June of 2015 to May of 2017 — associated with roughly 3,000 ads — that was connected to about 470 inauthentic accounts and Pages in violation of our policies. Our analysis suggests these accounts and Pages were affiliated with one another and likely operated out of Russia.

 

In this latest review, we also looked for ads that might have originated in Russia — even those with very weak signals of a connection and not associated with any known organized effort. This was a broad search, including, for instance, ads bought from accounts with US IP addresses but with the language set to Russian — even though they didn’t necessarily violate any policy or law. In this part of our review, we found approximately $50,000 in potentially politically related ad spending on roughly 2,200 ads.

 

We don’t allow inauthentic accounts on Facebook, and as a result, we have since shut down the accounts and Pages we identified that were still active.

 

  • The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn’t specifically reference the US presidential election, voting or a particular candidate.
  • Rather, the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights.
  • About one-quarter of these ads were geographically targeted, and of those, more ran in 2015 than 2016.

 

We have shared our findings with US authorities investigating these issues, and we will continue to work with them as necessary.

Seriously?  You're working with U.S. authorities on what exactly?  On how you just proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that your website was in no way whatsoever used as a Russian propaganda machine to influence the election?  We're sure the Trump administration thanks you for your service.  

Of course, as ridiculous as it may sound to suggest that $50,000 worth of Facebook ads may have changed the outcome of a national election, we're almost certain that Hillary will try...after all, just yesterday she managed to blame this scene from "There's Something About Mary" for her loss...

Comments

surf@jm Sep 7, 2017 11:16 AM Permalink

"Rather the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights."Sound more like Soro`s than the Russians......

tangent Sep 7, 2017 10:00 AM Permalink

Well to be fair, you can't compare the $50,000 to the $500 billion in market cap of Facebook. Instead compare it to the what $1 billion or so spent on the election? That is 1/20,000th of all ad spending. So, all Russia needed was maybe 5,000 more ad campaigns like it, and they would have had their guy in. But we do forgive Saudia Arabia and maybe China too for sponsoring Clinton through the Clinton Foundation. That was fine because she swears it was done legally.

shutterbug Sep 7, 2017 3:20 AM Permalink

Zuckerberg is going the way of Soros... he will be another billionaire terrorist.Paving the way to Hell with skulls, under the label of doing good...

gregga777 Sep 7, 2017 12:58 AM Permalink

Hollypedophiliawood has already produced endless propaganda, I mean television dramas about the heroic rescue of America by black and/or female Presidents. Next up are propaganda, I mean television productions about how a black, lesbian, Jewish transgender person as President will cure all of America's ills. Airing in 2018 just in time for the interminable 2020 election cycle.

gregga777 Sep 7, 2017 12:54 AM Permalink

President Suckerbergstein would merely put the icing on the cake for Jewish control of everything in America. They already control everything in America for their own benefit and for the benefit of their fellow tribesmen in Apartheid Israel.

Aussiekiwi Sep 7, 2017 12:20 AM Permalink

The Liberal's child like conspiracy theory of the Evil Russians controlling Trump and manipulating the US electoral process was always seen as ridiculous by the adults in society.Real evidence has now been produced to prove this by VIPS, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), its over, they need to go back to advocating for legal binding legislation for the LGBT community for 70 different Gender pronouns and other dribble, because as we all now know, surprisingly, Biologically there is supposedly no difference between a male and a female. This will come as a bit of a shock to those having sex, but there you have it, regressive Liberal thinking at its finest.

konadog Aussiekiwi Sep 7, 2017 3:07 AM Permalink

Come on now. Are you trying to tell me those waskly Wussians didn't fire their mind control beam at 60 million US voters to pull the lever for Trump?  Preposterous.  Next I suppose you'll be saying that running an ugly, sick, criminal, kleptocrat, walking corpse of a candidate wasn't a winning strategy. You must be a wacisst!

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beijing expat Sep 6, 2017 11:41 PM Permalink

Might, may have, thought to be, potentially...what judge would allow this BS in a court of law.

An example or two of the ads would help inform the voting public. How come we are never presented with an example? Because we would roll our eyes?

Did Zuckstacritter release this to undermine Trump in preparation for his run in 2020?

PitBullsRule Sep 6, 2017 11:37 PM Permalink

OK, OK, we get it!  You don't like Facebook, and you ALWAYS side with Russia.So then you only check Zero Hedge when you want positive news on Russia, and negative news on Facebook.

jack stephan Sep 6, 2017 11:24 PM Permalink

As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way. Jack Handey

aloha_snakbar Sep 6, 2017 11:06 PM Permalink

Every time I see a picture of SuckaBagofDickserberg, I momentarily visualize his head exploding, like those YouTube videos you see of someone shooting a watermelon with a .50 cal...weird... am I the only one that happens to ?

wisebastard Sep 6, 2017 10:41 PM Permalink

maybe if Trump would grow some fucking balls and outlaw propaganda i would support him. i have theorized that he could be up to something by allowing the media to continue their idiocy but that is difficult for me to believe because Syria just kicked ISIS's ass and now the US is starting shit with DPRK

devnickle Sep 6, 2017 10:28 PM Permalink

Do you know anyone who reads those ad's? I didn't think so. Click bait scam to line Zuck's pockets and bilk advertisers. I wonder if Hillary blames Zuckerberg in her book? Too bad it's already published, she could have added Harvey and Irma too.

junkyard dog Sep 6, 2017 9:58 PM Permalink

Zuck has a really tiny white dick. The type of chicken that when choked leaves abrasions. If you do not believe me, ask his chicken. He is too ugly to have a real girlfriend. I mean, after all ,how would you like to wake up next to that every morning.

JailBanksters Sep 6, 2017 9:58 PM Permalink

look at it this way, if the skank had won thre would already be missiles on the ground in NK.if the skank won, you'd be paying even more for health cover you don't really need.if the skank won, you'd be paying even more tax to save the Rothschilds Banking System.

adr Sep 6, 2017 9:57 PM Permalink

Actually the real value of Facebook is closer to $50k than $500 billion. Let that sink in, $500 billion for Facebook. If that doesn't tell you the world is fucked, nothing will. 

Rebelrebel7 (not verified) Sep 6, 2017 9:58 PM Permalink

That is hysterical Tyler! Russian genius knows no bounds! Hacking, diplomacy, marketing wizards of all times, wrestling, weight lifting, gymnastics, figure skating, chess,  engineering, and  world war champs.Zuckerberg has zero credibility and has likely secured a government grant to study this!