Facebook Executive Apologizes For Telling The Truth About Lame Russia Ads

Posted: Feb 20, 2018 3:36 PM
Facebook Executive Apologizes For Telling The Truth About Lame Russia Ads

Facebook Executive Rob Goldman is apologizing after "expressing opinions" about advertisements purchased by the Russians on the social media site in 2016. 

Shortly after an indictment against 13-Russians was handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday, Goldman posted a series of statements on Twitter about the timing of Russian ad purchases. He says the majority came after the November 2016 election.

President Trump also took notice of Goldman's remarks.

And now, he's backtracking after being accused of contradicting Mueller's findings (or of defending Trump).

"I wanted to apologize for having tweeted my own view about Russian interference without having it reviewed by anyone internally. The tweets were my own personal view and not Facebook's. I conveyed my view poorly. The Special Counsel has far more information about what happened [than] I do — so seeming to contradict his statements was a serious mistake on my part.

"To those of you who have reached out this weekend to offer your support, thank you. It means more than you know. And to all of you who have worked so hard over the last six months to demonstrate that we understand our responsibility to prevent abuse on Facebook — and are working hard to do better in the future — my deepest apologies."

Facebook executives have been repeatedly pressed by Congress about Russia's political ad purchases.