Why did the Russians spend lots of money to persuade Americans to vote for Trump?
Stone said Facebook was also able to detect and remove "tens of thousands" of fake Facebook pages in advance of French, German and British elections past year using improved machine learning techniques.
Goldman's tweets add to the pressure and backlash Facebook is already facing over its role in the spread of misinformation that, according to growing evidence, affected the outcome of the election. Apparently the Fox & Friends hosts are too obtuse to recall 2016, but Trump's allegations that the election was going to be rigged against him did not point any fingers at Russian Federation.
The Russian nationals indicted last week were charged with working with the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that used Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms to create social media accounts that spread fake news, impersonated Americans, placed ads that were mostly anti-Hillary Clinton, and more. Trump has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has told him that Moscow did not interfere with the US election.
Trump said that before the election, Obama thought Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn't vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It's "had zero impact on our work" MORE would win the presidential election and didn't want to "rock the boat".
On Sunday, Trump received validation of that view from an unexpected source; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
Obama began his presidency in 2009 by having his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton at the time, press a "reset" button with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
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That is because the meetings came immediately after U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed an indictment accusing 13 Russians and three Russian companies of conducting a criminal conspiracy to interfere in the 2016 election. "So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?"
Trump frequently expresses a desire to make friends with Putin, and he recently declined to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation, instead saying new regulations to foreign military sales would undercut Russia's revenue.
But Earhardt's remark is indicative of a new phase in Trump apologists' defenses against allegations of Russian collusion.
Trump repeatedly rejected the assertions by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was behind the hacking.
"I said all along that I thought the Obama administration should have done more", Schiff told CNN on Sunday. Mueller, over Trump's objections, was then appointed to take over the Russian Federation probe.
It's not clear whether they'll release their finding ahead of the November midterm elections, but the 37-page indictment issued last week revealed some important clues about the case.