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Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin

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Various Russian-connected Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states urgent to Donald Trump’s triumph last November, as indicated by four sources with information of the situation.

A portion of the Russian ads showed up exceptionally modern in their focusing of key statistic bunches in territories of the states that ended up being significant, two of the sources said. The ads utilized a series of messages for getting through the messiness of campaign of ads online, including advancing anti-Muslim messages, sources said.

It has been hazy up to this point precisely which regions of the nation were targeted by the ads. And while one source said that many showed up in ranges of the nation that were not intensely challenged in the elections, some unmistakably were outfitted at influencing popular conclusion in the most vigorously challenged battlegrounds.

Michigan saw the nearest presidential challenge in the nation – Trump beat Democratic Hillary Clinton by around 10,700 votes out of almost 4.8 million tallies cast. Wisconsin was additionally one of the most impenetrable states, and Trump won there by just around 22,700 votes. The two states, which Trump conveyed by under 1%, were critical to his triumph in the Electoral College.