Meta allowed a Moldovan oligarch, sanctioned by the US, to run paid Facebook ads, per AP.
The ads featured Ilan Shor promoting an uprising against Moldova's pro-Western government.
Meta removed the ads, but only after they reached an audience of millions.
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Meta allowed an exiled Moldovan oligarch, who is on the US sanctions list over his ties to the Kremlin, to run Facebook ads promoting protests and uprisings against the country's pro-Western government, the Associated Press reported.
The paid Facebook ads featured oligarch Ilan Shor, who now lives in Israel after being convicted of massive financial fraud.
They included political messaging stoking anger at rising inflation, high fuel prices, and the government of President Maia Sandu, according to AP. »