This week, we are hearing the hyped up story that the Russians used social platforms to influence black voters in the 2016 election. But reporters seemed to find no need to tell the public how much they spent. From what I can find, on Facebook, Google and Twitter, Russia spent a massive $351,700 total in the 2016 election cycle, or less than half a cent per voter.
A new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee reveals that the Russians, in their bid to boost President Trump, have been more fixated than previously understood on trying to dampen African American political engagement.
What’s next? “Voter suppression” claims? Don’t the Russians know that blacks are a protected class?
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday that “ad accounts linked to Russia” spent “about $4,700 in advertising” to politically influence Americans during the 2016 presidential election season,
Executives from Twitter said in a statement that the Russian state media agency Russia Today spent as much as $247,100 in ads targeting U.S. markets in 2016.
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