Russian Government Denies Using Facebook Ads to Sway U.S. Election

Russia's government denied using Facebook ads to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, saying in a statement it didn't even know "how to place an advert" on the social media giant. “We do not know... how to place an advert on Facebook. We have never done this, and the Russian side has never been involved in it,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, according to Reuters.