It’s common knowledge that the Russians were working to intervene in the 2016 American election because social media companies like Facebook confirmed they’d sold ads to those interests.
In fact, Facebook even responded to questions from Congress about whether its corporate records could prove a collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russians, claims based on the apparently falsified “dossier.”
But now there’s a new warning about election meddling going forward.
That’s that you might be seeing ads on Facebook and the like delivering political messages, and not know who’s behind them.
Which would be in violation of federal rules.