Congress releases 3,500 Russian-made advertisements focused on race, gun control, LGBT rights and immigration

The US Congress has published 3,500 Facebook ads that were created by Russia’s Internet Research Agency in an effort to divide Americans ahead of the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

The ads cover a range of issues, including racial injustice, gun control, LGBT rights, immigration and patriotism. Included with each ad is information about how many people saw or engaged with the ad, the price paid in rubles and the target audience.

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