President Trump has taken to Twitter anew to accuse Facebook of being biased and taking on the side of “Crooked Hillary”during the 2016 campaign. He also said Hillary spent hundreds of millions more compared to him for the campaign yet she still lost the battle for the presidency.
Trump tweeted: “Crooked Hillary Clinton spent hundreds of millions of dollars more on Presidential Election than I did. Facebook was on her side, not mine!”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Crooked Hillary Clinton spent hundreds of millions of dollars more on Presidential Election than I did. Facebook was on her side, not mine!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/921848853090983938?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 21, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Clinton previously also blamed Facebook for serving as a platform in spreading fake news reports as a factor that contributed to her humiliating loss.
There are also recent related reports questioning whether Russia bought Facebook ads that could have “swayed” the 2016 presidential election. The supposed ads were said to have been purchased between 2015 and 2017. The ads have said to have targeted issues as immigration and police brutality against minorities.
Trump for his part not only stressed Facebook’s bias for Hillary, but that the role of mainstream media as well and how they also tried to influence the election presumably to favor Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
The President tweeted that he keeps “hearing about ‘tiny’ amount of money spent on Facebook ads. What about the billions of dollars of Fake News on CNN, ABC, NBC &CBS?”
A Bloomberg report appears to support Trump’s statement on campaign expenses, saying Trump spent over $646 million on his campaign, while Hillary spent over $1,191 million for her campaign expenses.
Facebook announced early last month that it discovered the sale of $100,000 in ads during the 2016 presidential campaign to accounts linked to a Russian company. The popular social media site also turned over 3,000 ads connected to the Russian controversy to Congress this October.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has also invited Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet, Google’s parent company to testify publicly on Russia’s election interference allegations. The hearing will take place on November 1.