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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:15 PM

New: Facebook Gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress

Facebook Gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller More Details on Russian Ad Buys Than Congress
Source: Wall Street Journal

Facebook Inc. has handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller detailed records about the Russian ad purchases on its platform that go beyond what it shared with Congress last week, according to people familiar with the matter.

The information Facebook shared with Mr. Mueller included copies of the ads and details about the accounts that bought them and the targeting criteria they used, the people familiar with the matter said. Facebook policy dictates that it would only turn over “the stored contents of any account,” including messages and location information, in response to a search warrant, some of them said.

A search warrant from Mr. Mueller would mean the special counsel now has a powerful tool in his arsenal to probe the details of how social media was used as part of a campaign of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Facebook hasn’t shared the same information with Congress in part because of concerns about disrupting the Mueller probe, and possibly running afoul of U.S. privacy laws, people familiar with the matter said.

A Facebook spokesman said the company continues to investigate and is cooperating with U.S. authorities. A spokesman for Mr. Mueller declined to comment on the investigation.

Read more: https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-gave-special-counsel-robert-mueller-more-details-on-russian-ad-buys-than-congress-1505514552

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Lee Adama Sep 2017 #2
sarcasmo Sep 2017 #3
Golden Raisin Sep 2017 #4
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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:40 PM

1. The WSJ is killing it today.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:44 PM

2. I have a feeling that when the full truth is revealed, the entire planet will be shocked.

 

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:46 PM

3. Facebook prefers rubles.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:52 PM

4. Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Putin and all the others are laughing.

They won the Cold War. The 2016 election and the ensuing Trump chaos and divisiveness in the USA must be beyond Russia's wildest dreams. And I'm sure they are not done.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:15 PM

5. K&R

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 10:33 AM

6. This may turn up a lot more than anyone suspected beforehand. Who ran the bots?

Rather obvious these are bots, not so obvious is who directed their common mistake, forgetting to add the link:

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