Both Pauls have advocated for a brand of libertarianism that forces government to stop domestic surveillance programs and limits foreign interventions.
Rubio was part of a bipartisan 'gang of eight' senators who crafted an Obama-approved immigration reform bill in 2013 which never became law – a move that angered conservative Republicans.
6 statement by Alex Stamos, the company’s chief security officer, who noted that the vast majority of the ads run by the 470 pages and accounts did not specifically reference the U. presidential election, voting or any particular candidate. Much like the online ads discovered by Facebook, messages spread by Soviet-era operatives were meant to look as though they were written by bona fide political activists in the United States, disguising the involvement of an adversarial foreign power.
“Rather, the ads and accounts 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,” Stamos said at the time. Russian information operations didn’t end with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Facebook said this spending represented a tiny fraction of the political advertising on the platform during the 2016 campaign. investigators are now trying to figure out whether Russian operators and members of Trump’s team coordinated in any way.
The divisive themes seized on by Russian operatives were similar to those that Trump and his supporters pushed on social media and on right-wing websites during the campaign. Critics say Trump, as president, has further inflamed racial and religious divisions, citing his controversial statements after violent clashes in Charlottesville and limits imposed on Muslim immigration.
' moment in a debate, when he couldn't remember one of his own policy positions.
He now also faces a criminal indictment in Texas over tenuous claims that he abused his power.
Perry was a top-tier candidate in 2012 until his 'Oops!
“I think the American people should see a representative sample of these ads to see how cynical the Russians were using these ads to sow division within our society,” he said. [Mark Zuckerberg denies that fake news on Facebook influenced the election] Investigators at Facebook discovered the Russian ads in recent weeks, the company has said, after months of trying in vain to trace disinformation efforts to Russia.
Schiff had not yet seen the ads but was briefed on them, he said, including the ones mentioning “things like Black Lives Matter.” The ads that Facebook found raise troubling questions for a social networking and advertising platform that reaches 2 billion people each month, and they offer a rare window into how Russian operatives carried out their information operations during an especially tumultuous period in U. The company said it has identified at least 0,000 in ads purchased through 470 phony Facebook pages and accounts.
Their daughter Chelsea is marreid to investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, whose mother was a one-term Pennsylvania congresswoman in the 1990s.
A long series of financial and ethical scandals has dogged Clinton, including recent allegations that her husband and their family foundation benefited financially from decisions she made as secretary of state.