Facebook vice president of advertising, Rob Goldman, made sure to explain correctly what the recent indictment for 13 Russian nationals mean in regards to possible influencing the 2016 election, which the media refuses to report the truth about, reports The Daily Caller.
“Very excited to see the Mueller indictment today. We shared Russian ads with Congress, Mueller and the American people to help the public understand how the Russians abused our system. Still, there are keys facts about the Russian actions that are still not well understood,” Goldman wrote in a series of tweets on Friday.
“Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to affect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman said.
“The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Trump and the election,” he continued.
“The main goal of the Russian propaganda and misinformation effort is to divide America by using our institutions, like free speech and social media, against us. It has stoked fear and hatred amongst Americans. It is working incredibly well. We are quite divided as a nation.”
President Trump highlighted Goldman’s tweets as well saying, “The Fake News Media never fails. Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!”
Mueller’s indictment states that Russians backed then-Republican nominee Donald Trump during the general election but promoted the anti-Trump resistance after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
While officials like Goldman are claiming that the main point of the Russian bots was not to influence the election, the bots and Russian nationals have never the less caused upheaval and unrest in the U.S. political world, which was more likely their goal from the beginning.