November 5 , 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Facebook Inc has recently testified that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two year period in an effort to sway U.S. politics, and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time. The social network suggests that this amount of people may have been the significant sway against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election.
Executives from Facebook, Twitter Inc and Google are now scheduled to appear before three congressional committees this week, on the “alleged Russian attempts to spread misinformation in the months before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election” writes Reuters.
In turn, the “Honest Ad” Bill is being led by none other than Senator John McCain, a senile old Russophobe, which will now regulate political facebook ads, “the way they are on television.” The advertising party will need to disclose who is paying for the ad, where the funds come from initially, who the target recipient is and why.
Twitter has gone a step further to Facebook and banned all advertising for Russia’s major media networks this week. Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson explains that the decision was not made on hard evidence, but on the instruction of the US special services.
Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov, defended the integrity of Google Inc, saying that unlike Facebook and Twitter, it did not ‘testify’ that which wasn’t there. Google failed to come up with “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US Presidential Election, or at any other time.
Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels.