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Democrats of the ad hoc Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress on intelligence issued more than 3.5 thousands of political ads, allegedly distributed by the Russian side to influence the American presidential election in 2016. They are posted on the Committee’s website.
“There is no doubt that Russia has sought to use sotsseti to drive a wedge between Americans in an attempt to influence the election in 2016,” — said the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Adam Schiff. According to the report, is allegedly published in Facebook by order of the Agency of Internet research, called “trolls.”
“Russia was trying to divide us on the basis of race, national origin, religion and political parties,” said Schiff. He stated that social networks have created fake accounts, pages and community. And use tried concern of Americans with the specific problems in the country, he stated.
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In the collection there is advertising in the second quarter of 2015 and third quarter 2017. A significant portion of the ads for the problems of the black population of the United States, some raised the issue of migrants, the problems of the LGBT community, safe streets and calls not to vote for the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. However, some publications are ambiguous and it is not similar to political. For example, these include the joke about “evolution in the cat” as the answer to the question “How do you see yourself in 10 years?”.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on intelligence circulated a six-page unclassified excerpt from the report, which accused Russia of attempts to interfere in the US elections in 2016, but has not confirmed any effect of this “intervention”.
The U.S. has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the presidential campaign to help the Republican Donald Trump to win the election. Under the assumptions of us officials, Russian hackers broke into the servers of the National Committee of the Democratic party, and the party Committee of the Congressional. Russian authorities deny all charges.
In mid-February 2018, the United States published the list of defendants in intervention. It includes including located in Saint Petersburg Agency Internet research.
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