10 million people saw Russian ads on Facebook around the 2016 presidential election

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Roughly 10 million Facebook users saw advertisements purchased by Russian-backed sources before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company revealed Monday.

Forty-four percent of the ads — some of which sought to stoke racial, religious or other social tensions — had been viewed before Election Day, while 56 percent of them were viewed after the election.

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