Facebook Says Fake Accounts in Russia Bought $100,000 in Ads During the U.S. Presidential Election

The ads were focused on hot-button issues

Facebook says it's identified hundreds of fake accounts likely associated with a Russian operation. Getty Images

Fake Facebook accounts originating in Russia bought around $100,000 in ads over a two-year period during the U.S. presidential election, according to the social network.

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