Facebook to verify ads with postcards - yes, postcards - after Russian meddling

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On Friday, Facebook's VP of ads Rob Goldman tweeted about key facts of the Russian interference campaign in the USA presidential election that "were not well understood". "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" Special council from Britain Robert S. Mueller gave a description to promote the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump and sway opinion against his rival, Hillary Clinton from the Democratic Party.

Several lawmakers, including a fellow Republican, also rejected Trump's linking of the FBI's missteps in preventing the shooting to the Russian Federation probe."So many folks in the Federal Bureau of Investigation are doing all that they can to keep us safe".

"The majority of the Russian ad spend happened after the election".

"I think they have succeeded quite well at that", said Hoffman. None in my embassy did.

"If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you will have to use that code to prove you are in the United States", Harbath said at a weekend conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State, where executives from Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google also spoke.

Mueller's sprawling investigation has led to the indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and associate Rick Gates on money laundering charges in connection with their lobbying efforts in Ukraine that predates Trump's 2016 campaign.

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018If it was the GOAL of Russian Federation to create discord, disruption and chaos within the US then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.

He also scoffed at any move to work with Russian Federation on cybersecurity, saying "we would love to have a cyber dialogue when Russian Federation is honest about curtailing its sophisticated form of espionage".

Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Munich attendees about the U.S. charges: "So as long as we don't see facts, everything else is blabber".

The Russian influence operation created to tamper with the 2016 United States presidential election used a combination of old-school espionage tactics and 21st-century technologies that will not be easy to stop, even now that the methods have been exposed, experts said.

Some experts go further and argue that the indictment lifts the lid on an expansive Russian operation to undermine the fabric of USA public life.

Testing those lines, McMaster offered a starkly different view of the world from his own boss, saying that the "evidence is now incontrovertible" that Russian Federation intervened in the USA political system.

Lavrov added: "Until we see the facts, everything else is just blabber".

On Friday, roughly eight hours after special counsel Robert Mueller published a 37-page indictment of Russian operatives detailing alleged interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, Goldman sounded off on Twitter, despite getting no kind of approval from Facebook's communications staff or anyone else from upper management.

Former Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak was equally dismissive when he took to the stage at the top security gathering in Munich. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel confessed Saturday that he didn't know where to look to understand America.

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