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Exclusive: Russian-bought Black Lives Matter ad on Facebook targeted Baltimore and Ferguson
by Dylan Byers
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27 September 2017
On 27 September 2017 CNN reported:
...The decision to target the ad in those two cities offers the first look at how accounts linked to the Russian government-affiliated troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency used geographically targeted advertising to sow political chaos in the United States, the sources said. New descriptions of the Russian-bought ads shared with CNN suggest that the apparent goal of the Russian buyers was to amplify political discord and fuel an atmosphere of incivility and chaos . . . These ranged from posts promoting Black Lives Matter to posts promoting gun rights and the Second Amendment to posts warning about what they said was the threat undocumented immigrants posed to American democracy. Beyond the election, Russians have sought to raise questions about western democracies. The targeting issue is also important because, if it appears that the targeting was particularly sophisticated, questions may be raised about how the Russians knew where to direct their ads. ...
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The ads were bought through Facebook's self-service ad model, which allows buyers to target their ads to users based on several criteria, including geographic location, demographic categories, and specific interests. ...
Senator Mark Warner, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said this week that the aim of the ad-buyers 'was to sow chaos.'
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