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Report: Russian-Funded Facebook Ads Backed Sanders, Stein, Trump

Russian-funded political ads on Facebook allegedly promoted Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, President Donald Trump, and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, according to a new report from Politico. Federal officials now suspect that such ads—some of which criticized Hillary Clinton—were meant to affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Unnamed sources cited by the news outlet even claim that such ads backed Sanders long after his campaign ended and Clinton had won the Democratic primary. There is no indication that any of the candidates were aware of the Russian-funded ads.