[Ed. – Oh, my. Does that mean the political “divisiveness” contributed mainly to inflaming Hillary supporters against the outcome? The Trump supporters, of course, were happy with the results. They weren’t feeling embittered and divisive in the weeks after 8 November.]
Documents Facebook handed over to Congress regarding the Russia-linked political ads during the 2016 election show that more than half of the 10 million Americans who saw them only did so after November 8.
In a write-up about the data, Elliot Schrage, the vice president of policy and communications, explained that 44 percent of the times the ads were displayed occurred before the election, while 56 percent were after the election.
The ads, he said, focused on divisive social and political issues, ranging from LGBT topics to immigration and gun rights.
The Washington Post reported one of the ads featured “photographs of an armed black woman ‘dry firing’ a rifle — pulling the trigger of the weapon without a bullet in the chamber.”
Investigators familiar with the ad told WaPo it was meant “to encourage African American militancy and, at the same time, to stoke fears within white communities.” (DC)