Trump Attacks Facebook Over Social Media Russia Interference

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On Saturday evening, President Trump downgraded Russia by making use of Facebook exec tweets and comments on social media networks.

In the past few days, President Donald Trump has posted a series of tweets in which he mentioned several news outlets that have been exonerating his 2016 presidential campaign from colluding with Moscow’s election-meddling efforts.

He tweeted, “Funny how the Fake News Media doesn’t want to say that the Russian group was formed in 2014, long before my run for President. Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn’t know!”

On Saturday, President Trump brought attention to a New York Post column that labeled Russian indictment as ‘a big win’ for Donald Trump. Rod Rosenstein who is the Deputy Attorney General said that the news did not contain allegations that “any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity.” However, according to an executive of Facebook, it is believed that most Russians ad spending came after the election.

The Vice President of ads Rob Goldman also posted multiple tweets in which he repeatedly said that the company also did not know about Russia interfering in the presidential campaign of 2016 elections using the social media giant until now.

Rob Goldman tweeted, “The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump [sic] and the election.”

In response to Goldman’s tweet, the President retweeted it with a quote that said, “The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!”

It is believed that nearly 56 percent of the ads that Russians purchased on Facebook were after the election two years ago. The indictment that was released last Friday had a list of 13 Russian individuals and three Russian groups. All of them were had allegations of criminal conspiracy to deceive the United States.

In addition, Donald Trump retweeted another Goldman’s post that mentioned that Russian meddling was not to ‘sway’ the election by any mean.

Rob Goldman posted, “Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election.  I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal.”

Adam Campbell is a former military brat, who grew up all over the world--but considers Milwaukee, WI, where he and his wife currently live, to be his home. He enjoys reporting the real news, without bias.