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Facebook Says Fake Russian Accounts Bought $100,00 in Ads–to Make Americans Hate Each Other

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Ah, finally it comes out.  So, will the American Media recognize and accept that they were the real pawns and influencers in this grand production played by Russia?

Facebook announced today that its internal investigation revealed fake Russian accounts bought at least $100,000 of political ads during the 2016 election season. But rather than push any particular candidate or position, the ads seemed designed to push us farther apart.

By now you’re familiar with the news. Whether President Donald Trump was involved or not, and whether they actually affected the vote or not, it’s very clear that Russian operatives took part in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a number of ways, including hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, according to FBI, CIA, and NSA investigations.

What to Do When Government Money Goes Bad

It can’t happen in the US, right?

First, they sold their car.

Next, they cut meat from their diets. And now, they skip meals to ensure survival.

This is the story of Vanessa Posada and her husband Adolfo.

They live in Venezuela. And their money simply doesn’t go that far anymore.

Falling oil prices have sent the economy into free fall. Per experts, the inflation rate is 720% and rising.

And today, an estimated 93% of Venezuelans don’t have enough money to buy food.

She completed her university studies. Then she got a job as a schoolteacher. And she later got married and had a child.

But that’s not enough to save her from government money gone bad.