Mueller Investigation Into Russian Facebook Ads May Be a Very Big Deal

Facebook gave more Russian ad details to special counsel Mueller than to Congress

Facebook gave more Russian ad details to special counsel Mueller than to Congress

Facebook policy dictates that it would only turn over "the stored contents of any account,".

To obtain a warrant, experts say Mueller would have needed to prove he has a reasonable suspicion a crime was committed. The records given to Mueller provide much more details than what the social media platform said last week to Congress.

Facebook informed Congress last week that it had identified 3,000 ads that ran between June 2015 and May 2017 that were linked to fake accounts.

The information provided to Mueller included copies of the ads, information about the accounts buying them and their targeting criteria, the people said, according to the report.

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Special Counsel Bob Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election has obtained a warrant to investigate Facebook's role in spreading Russian misinformation to targeted USA regions. The Senate Intelligence Committee is likely to ask Facebook representatives to testify publicly in the coming weeks, but even if it subpoenas Facebook, it is not likely to gain access to the information Mueller now has at his fingertips.

Facebook didn't share that data with Congress partly amid concerns it might disrupt the Mueller probe and due to US privacy laws, the people said, according to the report.

The warrant obtained by Mueller means his team now has more information to look into how Russian Federation used social media to meddle in last year's presidential election. "To justify forcing FB to give up the info".

Alex Stamos, Facebook's Chief Security Officer, wrote in a blog post that most of the ads didn't focus on one candidate or the other, but "appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum - touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights".

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"We have shared our findings with U.S. authorities investigating these issues, and we will continue to work with them as necessary", Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said in a post last week.

Google, which said last week it had seen no evidence of a Russian ad campaign on its platforms during last year's US election, earlier this year offered to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge.

Some ads directly mentioned Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign.

Warner wants a public hearing to force Facebook to account for what happened on its platform during the election, and has been frustrated at the company's disclosures to date.

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