Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin was not involved in the orders of advertising in Facebook, which were allegedly made by the Russians to influence the course of presidential elections in the United States. On Thursday, September 7, reports TASS.
“We never heard, we do not know about it, and we have no relation to these Affairs”, — assured Sands, noting that Moscow should not be associated with “these stories in Facebook”.
6 September blog Facebook was posted the head of the security service of the company, Alex Stamos. It was alleged that during the period from June 2015 to may 2017 470 fake accounts bought seats for about three thousand advertising messages, spending about 100 thousand dollars. The social network I believe that they were all linked and operated from Russia.
In the message Stamos noted that most of the ads did not address the subject of the presidential race. The question they most often focused on various political and social issues, including the topic of the LGBT community, racial differences, immigration and the right to bear arms. Identified the fake accounts were blocked.
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election. American journalists and officials claimed that “Russian hackers” allegedly kidnapped the correspondence of the Democrats and published in the Internet and tried to get into the electronic vote counting system. Moscow denies such accusations, including at the highest level.