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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway US election: Kremlin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian side has never been involved in placing an advertisemnet on Facebook on US election.

world Updated: Sep 22, 2017 17:20 IST
Reuters, Moscow
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.(Reuters Photo)

Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 US Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

US lawmakers have urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russian entities purchased political adverts during and after the 2016 election.

“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,” Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

First Published: Sep 22, 2017 15:43 IST