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Facebook Says Its Ads Work, but Do They Really?

March 01, 2018 / Josh Sternberg

Facebook’s ads work. But if you’ve been following the story of the biggest case in the court of public opinion right now, Facebook v. Democracy (aka, the 2016 election), you might believe the social giant’s ads, well, don’t. Which is weird. Because they totally do. In mid-February, on the day special counsel Robert Mueller dropped an indictment on 13 Russian nationals and three Russian agencies for interfering with the 2016 election by, in part, paying Facebook more than $100,000 to run anti-Hillary Clinton ads, Facebook’s vp of ads, Rob Goldman, took to Twitter to casually explain to any who might listen.