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(The Hill)   Russia denies spending $100K in Facebook ads in 2016 election, says those dollars were just on vacation on their own   ( thehill.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Facebook, Thursday Facebook CEO, U.S. presidential election, Facebook ads, United States, spokesman Dmitry Peskov, President of the United States, social media giant  
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2017-09-22 11:37:53 AM  
so it was really Kushner that gave the Russians $200,000 and is pissed they took half
 
2017-09-22 11:45:38 AM  
The old "I wouldn't even know how to do that" defense. Sounds air-tight to me.
 
2017-09-22 11:45:59 AM  
"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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.
 
2017-09-22 11:46:33 AM  

rightylefty: The old "I wouldn't even know how to do that" defense. Sounds air-tight to me.


We know how hard advertisers want to make it for you to give them money!
 
2017-09-22 11:54:45 AM  
That money was just resting in the account.
 
2017-09-22 11:56:52 AM  
Don't believe anything until the Kremlin denies it.
 
2017-09-22 12:07:42 PM  
Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?
 
2017-09-22 12:13:19 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.


Is it just me or is the syntax of their increasingly unbelievable denials sounding more and more "Boris Badanoff" to you too?
 
2017-09-22 12:18:24 PM  

Magorn: Marcus Aurelius: "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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.

Is it just me or is the syntax of their increasingly unbelievable denials sounding more and more "Boris Badanoff" to you too?


Not even the Trump supporters are falling for that one, and that's saying something.
 
2017-09-22 12:24:58 PM  
Yeah, they pay in rubles.
 
2017-09-22 01:00:01 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


A question perhaps morally relevant; although it might also be good to know whether the US spends the money openly or covertly, and to what extent they limit the propaganda to accurate information.
 
2017-09-22 01:22:51 PM  
 
2017-09-22 02:09:02 PM  
mrwgifs.com
 
2017-09-22 02:10:08 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


The US has certainly interfered in foreign elections before. I don't know how recently it has occurred though.
 
2017-09-22 02:10:51 PM  
The Russians played a major role in throwing the election to Trump, the campaign knew it was happening and now they're all just lying about it.

These are things we know.

At this point, I'm only really interested in any crimes that were committed and who committed them.
 
2017-09-22 02:11:25 PM  
Russians, especially former KGB operatives like Putin, are well known for their lack of knowledge regarding propaganda.
 
2017-09-22 02:11:42 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


No, of course not.
When we want to subvert unfriendly governments around the world, we usually covertly sponsor a brutal dictator and help him obtain/regain power in a bloody coup. Nothing as uncivilized as Facebook ads.
 
2017-09-22 02:11:56 PM  
Oh some of that went to just ferment general unease and create fudd.
 
2017-09-22 02:12:00 PM  

enry: That money was just resting in the account.


Lovely plumage.
 
2017-09-22 02:12:25 PM  

rightylefty: The old "I wouldn't even know how to do that" defense. Sounds air-tight to me.


Sounds alt-right to me.
 
2017-09-22 02:12:26 PM  
They didn't spend that money.

They invested it in Trump Futures.

The investment paid off.
 
2017-09-22 02:14:46 PM  

skozlaw: The Russians played a major role in throwing the election to Trump


The Russians wanted to fark with a number of U.S. institutions and didn't care who won as it was a win/win for them.  From the press, the voting systems, the two party system, and much more.
 
2017-09-22 02:14:46 PM  
"Compyewters? Nyet. Russians only simple...how you say....fyarmers".
 
2017-09-22 02:16:00 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.


In Mother Russia, hack is cough when vodak go down wrong tube.
 
2017-09-22 02:19:00 PM  
I'm sure they've just given the money to the Russian hacking colective CyberVos and let them choose where to spend it.
 
2017-09-22 02:22:06 PM  
Russia says they didn't pay for the ads.  That's good enough for Trump.  Case closed.
 
2017-09-22 02:22:19 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


Yes. The American military also kills insurgents in Afghanistan, doesn't mean Americans shouldn't be upset when insurgents kill American Soldiers. Your favorite sports team commits penalties, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be upset when the other team commits penalties on your team. Yes you cut people off on the highway sometimes, doesn't mean you don't get upset when someone cuts you off.

/Should I keep going or rule of 3?
//I should stop
///.
 
2017-09-22 02:24:58 PM  
"We didn't do that."

"We wouldn't know how to do that."

"Alright, we did it. But what about when..."

"We did it, but it wasn't illegal when we did."
 
2017-09-22 02:25:03 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


But whatabout...isms?
 
2017-09-22 02:25:54 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


Yup. And if they should probably investigate if we do. And if they find we broke their laws, and their citizens are complicit, those people should probably be punished. And if they believe their freely elected leader wasn't freely elected, they should rise up and get rid of that leader. 

I think you can see where I'm going with this.
 
2017-09-22 02:27:57 PM  
Yes, but will they spend $100K to deny spending $100K?
 
2017-09-22 02:32:44 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


Love it or leave it, Sergei
 
2017-09-22 02:32:51 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.


The Political Officers would never allow a good proletariat to interact with morally degenerate American capitalist propaganda program.
 
2017-09-22 02:33:10 PM  

2wolves: skozlaw: The Russians played a major role in throwing the election to Trump

The Russians wanted to fark with a number of U.S. institutions and didn't care who won as it was a win/win for them.  From the press, the voting systems, the two party system, and much more.


They cared very much who won. Clinton is considerably more hostile to Russian farkery, much more experienced and skilled and has considerably more clout on the international stage.

Getting Trump into office wasn't just a nice to have, it was a primary goal that ensured Russian power grew relative to how badly the completely inexperienced and unpredictable Trump weakened us and our NATO allies.
 
2017-09-22 02:34:34 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


Well, Facebook is a US based company available in other nations, so, yes.
 
2017-09-22 02:35:22 PM  

Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?


Not against Hillary!
 
2017-09-22 02:39:00 PM  

Sin'sHero: Merltech: Doesn't the US do the same damn thing in other nations?

Well, Facebook is a US based company available in other nations, so, yes.


Father of Web tells Russia's Putin: Internet is not a 'CIA project'
 
2017-09-22 02:43:33 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: Russia says they didn't pay for the ads.  That's good enough for Trump.  Case closed.


Jedi mind tricks can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.
 
2017-09-22 02:44:32 PM  
I have yet to meet a Russian in any job I have had that wasn't a whiny, blame-shifting sack of crap. It is how their society runs.
 
2017-09-22 02:47:14 PM  
Yeah, but many American voters* were ripe to be suckered by the ads.

*Meaning the Tea Party, anti-Obama, anti-Clinton, racist Republican leaning voters.
 
2017-09-22 02:47:33 PM  
A+ headline subby.
 
2017-09-22 02:51:20 PM  
Only 100k? That seems like a pretty cheap media buy for an election.
 
2017-09-22 02:51:39 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: I have yet to meet a Russian in any job I have had that wasn't a whiny, blame-shifting sack of crap. It is how their society runs.


How many have you met?  I have a russian co-worker who is a super nice guy and a I've known a kind Russian woman for years.

/They both play along with our jokes about Putin and collusion.
 
2017-09-22 03:13:28 PM  
At this point, I just assume that all the garbage pro-Trump posts on Facebook are just Russian trolls, because the idea that they are real Americans who are that spectacularly stupid is too depressing to consider.
 
2017-09-22 03:18:45 PM  
How long did Zuckerberg (R) deny everything? Facebook received a search warrant from Mr. Mueller and finally coughed up an amazing amount of evidence.

According to the WSJ (via Australia):
Facebook disclosed this month that it identified about 500 "inauthentic" accounts with ties to Russia that bought $US100,000 ($125,000) worth of ads during a two-year period encompassing the presidential campaign. The company also found $US50,000 in ad purchases linked to Russian accounts. The combined funds purchased more than 5000 ads on Facebook, the company said.
The disclosure was Facebook's first acknowledgment that Russians used its platform to reach voters during the US campaign. It came about two months after Facebook said it had no evidence of Russian ad purchases.


The answer is "about two months". And only after Mr. Mueller subpoenaed them. Look here you:

Congressional investigators have been frustrated by how little detail Facebook provided about the Russian ad buying, sources said. In a briefing with Senate and House staffers early this month, Facebook officials showed half a dozen examples of ads purchased by the Russian groups, the people said. After the briefing, Facebook staffers retrieved all the material used in the presentation, leaving staffers with just their notes, the people said.

Mr. Zuckerberg, who has turned a piece of software originally intended to allow users to rate the "hotness" of women at his college, into a huge business that collects information about its users, whether they are "hot" or "not" doesn't matter, and sell that information to anybody who has the cash, is a gigantic asshole.

If you baptize your daughter and post pictures, those pictures belong to Facebook. Grandma is sick, and you tell your siblings about it, that information belongs to Facebook. And you will get unsolicited advertising related to these events. You are continually categorized, sorted, and used.

The fact that it took Zuckerberg months to reveal evidence - and he didn't do so for congressional inquiries - should be alarming to anybody with two brain cells bouncing together. This guy needs to be deposed. And his business needs to be looked at very closely.
 
2017-09-22 03:23:27 PM  

skozlaw: 2wolves: skozlaw: The Russians played a major role in throwing the election to Trump

The Russians wanted to fark with a number of U.S. institutions and didn't care who won as it was a win/win for them.  From the press, the voting systems, the two party system, and much more.

They cared very much who won. Clinton is considerably more hostile to Russian farkery, much more experienced and skilled and has considerably more clout on the international stage.

Getting Trump into office wasn't just a nice to have, it was a primary goal that ensured Russian power grew relative to how badly the completely inexperienced and unpredictable Trump weakened us and our NATO allies.


Shutting down a theoretical Clinton Admin by pushing for more Benghazi & Other BS investigations.  "Why isn't Senator Shelly O'Brain, your Senator, pushing for investigating Clinton?  We all know she's guilty of something.  Call Senator O'Brain today!"
 
2017-09-22 03:34:27 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "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," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said

The Russians are famous for their lack of computer skills, is what he's trying to say.


Riiiiiiiiiiight, that's why when Garcia was looking into how Russia funded their bdg for next year's WC, they destroyed the computers they were using.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure comrade.
 
2017-09-22 03:43:42 PM  

2wolves: skozlaw: 2wolves: skozlaw: The Russians played a major role in throwing the election to Trump

The Russians wanted to fark with a number of U.S. institutions and didn't care who won as it was a win/win for them.  From the press, the voting systems, the two party system, and much more.

They cared very much who won. Clinton is considerably more hostile to Russian farkery, much more experienced and skilled and has considerably more clout on the international stage.

Getting Trump into office wasn't just a nice to have, it was a primary goal that ensured Russian power grew relative to how badly the completely inexperienced and unpredictable Trump weakened us and our NATO allies.

Shutting down a theoretical Clinton Admin by pushing for more Benghazi & Other BS investigations.  "Why isn't Senator Shelly O'Brain, your Senator, pushing for investigating Clinton?  We all know she's guilty of something.  Call Senator O'Brain today!"


Doesn't help that Trump thought NATO stood for "Nuts And Tits Out".
 
2017-09-22 03:49:44 PM  

2wolves: enry: That money was just resting in the account.

Lovely plumage.


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