Congresswoman Robin Kelly: Black Lawmaker Pressures Facebook Over Racially Divisive Russian Ads

Congresswoman Robin Kelly: Black Lawmaker Pressures Facebook Over Racially Divisive Russian Ads. “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus pressured Facebook this week to seriously examine how the site allowed Russian operatives to use advertising to target Black Lives Matter and sow racial divisions ahead of last year’s election. In a letter Tuesday to the company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, Representative Robin Kelly, Democrat of Illinois, wrote that Russian-backed Facebook pages promoted ‘incendiary anti-immigrant rallies, targeted the Black Lives Matter movement and focused attentions on critical election swing states like Wisconsin and Michigan.'”

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