"Russia Hoax Continues": Trump Blasts Facebook Ad Frenzy; Hits "Fake News" For "Screaming" For Hillary

Continuing his early morning tweetstorm, Donald Trump on Friday questioned the recent media focus on Facebook's decision to overhaul how it handles political advertisements amid investigations into alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections, and called reports of Kremlin-linked groups buying Facebook ads to sway the 2016 election part of a "Russia hoax."

“The Russia hoax continues, now it’s ads on Facebook. What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary."

In a subsequent tweet, Trump also slammed reports that pro-Russian groups used Facebook ads to influence voters in his favor during the 2016 election, and questioned why no attention was paid to the "fake news media's" bias in favor of "crooked" Hillary Clinton.

"The greatest influence over our election was the Fake News Media "screaming" for Crooked Hillary Clinton. Next, she was a bad candidate!"

Earlier, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday that Moscow had nothing to do with political advertisements on Facebook that were allegedly aimed at influencing the 2016 US presidential election

“We do not know ... how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it,” Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

The statement was in response to Facebook's report that a Russian agency had purchased some ads on the social network during the 2016 presidential campaign. Facebook co-founder and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company is “actively working with the US government on its ongoing investigations into Russian interference.”

Facebook previously told investigators it discovered some 3,000 political ads published on its platform over the past two years which were reportedly linked to fake accounts based in Russia. Alex Stamos, Facebook’s chief security officer, made the revelation in a blog post Wednesday. Stamos said that 470 inauthentic accounts spent about $100,000 to buy roughly 3,000 ads. He added that the accounts have since been suspended. On Thursday Facebook announced it would turn over the ads to Congressional investigators.

The company also said that it “will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the 2016 election.” “We are looking into foreign actors, including additional Russian groups and other former Soviet states, as well as organizations like the campaigns, to further our understanding of how they used our tools."


SofaPapa max_leering Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:49 Permalink

Donald, Donald, Donald...So simple.If Hillary committed crimes - which she most certainly did - then prosecute her for those crimes.  It really is that simple.But of course, the fact that "she has suffered enough" tells us all we need to know about the reality of the US presidency and the fascist apparatus behind it.The show goes on... next up, Monica's lovechild with Donald appears stage right (gasp!).If it weren't killing millions and spiritually destroying us all, it might be funny.

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new game SofaPapa Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:07 Permalink

it has become real simple(shit maynard), tweety tumpty dumpty is another hope and change dc failure(past tense). no offense, just platitude tweets. not even a bark. a whine. fuken looser. he is the swamp. all bullshit. results are the key. back peddling fuk a duk fuker. once again be have been lied to by another bought and paid for billionaire gov.org schill. oh, yeah, fuk dc except a handfull of fukaticians...

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SummerSausage Dr. Engali Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:58 Permalink

If he's always "played for the establishment" why are they fighting him like he's their worst enemy?Use your head. Luther is in the Senate NOW and Trump needs is vote because "establishment" traitors like McCain, Collins and Murkowsky won't vote for anything that's in American citizens' interest if the establishment tells them not to.Trump is playing the cards that are dealt until he gets a better hand.That's what winners do.

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SummerSausage Thom Paine Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:06 Permalink

Moore isn't in the Senate FOR THE NEXT 3 MONTHS.  Luther is.Republicans need 50 votes out of 52 AND the VP to gut Obamacare and pass tax cuts.What would YOU do?  Piss off a sure vote and scuttle the agenda or support Luther for a yes vote and get behind Moore when he wins?Think about it.Every time the left and the media have bleated that Trump is a turncoat, they've been humilitated.

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Thom Paine SummerSausage Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:10 Permalink

Filling the Senate with more Establishment corruption is not the solution.For a short term and 'dubious' gain on  a dubious bill, continue the practice of a poisoned Senate.Adding what appears to be the real deal maga guy with that history bodes MUCH better for the future. And if Luther voted against against GOP orders, he knows his future job prospects within the GOP will become limited.Luther Strange is pure swamp corruption.

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nevertheless opport.knocks Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

Exactly... And while he does their bidding, their media will try and convince us to "be patient, this is all part if Trump's master deal making". I remember the same with Obama, when Obama was working on healthcare, they said to trust him, Obama was playing 3 dimensional chess...and in the end, the insurance companies got paid, and there was no single payer, a total betrayal, but the media did not dwell on that, they blamed the right, even as the dems controlled everything at the time.  Now we see the same with Trump and DACA, oh trust him, he is doing this right...why is it on the things Americans want, he needs to do it right, but if it is WAR (his Zionist supporters want), he does it with a stroke of his pen...

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nevertheless Thom Paine Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:06 Permalink

I know it's a common psycosis to buy into the Zionist media contrived lie that Chump is anti-establishment, just like they painted Obama as a "peace" president, even as he bombed bombed bombed.  "Flipped", are you kidding, what has Chump done that you consider "anti-establishment"? Chump has flipped on every promise he made during the election, and this site has covered those flips, or betrayals as they truly are.   

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brushhog Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:49 Permalink

He's right. Give us a break. When are they going to investigate the propaganda efforts of a highly politicized media and their attempts to influence the election through fake news? Isnt that a bigger threat being an internal problem than some alleged Russia bullshit? Its like somebody who has a cancer being obsessed over catching a toe nail fungus.....you got bigger problems buddy.

Thom Paine brushhog Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:52 Permalink

They will never investigate anything.Because 99% of 'they' are the fucking Swamp.Why is Sessions doing absolutely nothing when he has Clinton and Comey crimes staring him in the face.The DOJ should charge nobody for anything if they don't take Comey down, else it is simply law for the peasants and the corrupt do what they wish.

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Mike Masr Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

This Russia hoax bullshit is so fucking stupid and an insult to the many millions of people who voted for Donald Trump! Samantha Powers, Lynch, Comey, Hillary and Obama committed crimes!This fucking Russia bullshit witch hunt and hoax continues unabated without a shred of evidence. Then its revealed Samantha Powers unmasked hundreds of people in her role at the UN. Unmasking approximately one person per working day. WTF And the mainstream media says absolutely fucking nothing. 260 people unmasked in 2016 alone by Samantha Powers!Watch Sean Hannity's monologue Thurs Sept 21, 2017https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PxXd5PJaYI 

Thom Paine Fri, 09/22/2017 - 07:57 Permalink

They don't want Moore because he happens to be the Real Deal - and has them upset.Having anybody with a credible background and respect pushing for real MAGA has the establishment pissed.

Calculus99 Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:00 Permalink

Russia thing easy to explain. For the MSM the Russian story means business and business means money. They will continue this until it stops making the big bucks then and only then will the circus will move on. I give it till the end of the year then everyone will be bored. Follow the money, it (almost) never fails to explain matters. 

Thom Paine Fri, 09/22/2017 - 08:03 Permalink

 Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told a raucous crowd on Thursday evening that if grassroots Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore defeats D.C. establishment Senator Luther Strange on Tuesday, it will inspire more grassroots candidates across the country to challenge establishment politicians who are selling them out. Palin, along with former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka, campaigned for Moore after his debate with Strange.http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/palin-moore-victory-…  Luther Strange Takes Apparent Swipe at Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka During Alabama Senate Debatehttp://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/21/luther-strange-takes…