President Trump is using tweets from a Facebook executive to argue Russia didn’t influence the election

“The Fake News Media never fails,” Trump added.

President Donald Trump found an unlikely ally in his mission to convince the internet that Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election didn’t actually help get him elected: Facebook advertising executive Rob Goldman.

Goldman, Facebook’s VP of ad products, sent a series of tweets late Friday that said, among other things, that “swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal” of the thousands of dollars of Facebook ads bought by Russian actors during and after the 2016 election.

“Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman wrote Friday.

“The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election,” he continued, linking to this post from Facebook’s blog. “We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election.”

The tweets came about 24 hours after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for “seeking to interfere in the United States political system, including the 2016 Presidential election.” Mueller’s report did say that Russia’s social media campaign included “supporting the presidential campaign of then-candidate Donald J. Trump and disparaging Hillary Clinton.”

Trump pounced on Saturday, retweeting both of Goldman’s tweets and adding his own commentary.

“The Fake News Media never fails,” he tweeted. “Hard to ignore this fact from the Vice President of Facebook Ads, Rob Goldman!”

What went unsaid in these tweets is that there were thousands of posts shared on Facebook and other social networking sites, like Twitter, that were not ads, but still reached millions of potential voters. Facebook said that ads purchased by Russian sources reached 10 million users, but all posts from Russian accounts — including non-ads that were posted for free — reached as many as 126 million users.


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HTC’s president of smartphones Chialin Chang has resigned

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This morning brings us news that HTC’s Chia-Lin Chang, who was occupying the position of President of Smartphones and Connected Devices, has resigned. Chang previously worked at Motorola and Goldman Sachs before joining HTC as CFO in 2012. Over the past couple of years, he’s been at the helm of HTC’s switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants. According to Apple Daily and UDN, he plans to set up his own AI company in Taiwan later in the year.

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How to watch Rony Abovitz, the founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap, live

Abovitz will be live on Feb. 13 from Recode’s Code Media conference.

Rony Abovitz, the founder, president and CEO of Magic Leap, will be live from Recode’s Code Media conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 3:40 pm PT / 6:40 pm ET.

Abovitz runs one of the most-buzzed-about — and secretive — technology startups in years. Abovitz says his company has created a game-changing augmented reality technology — he calls it “spatial computing” — that can revolutionize gaming, movies and much more. After years of work and billions in funding from the likes of Google and Alibaba, he has promised to start shipping devices this year.


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