The Tweet in question. Incidentally, kudos to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this unexpectedly strong show of support. #FreeMariaButina
As I have pointed out, Maria Butina is neither a spy, nor even a Russian agent: US Arrests Russia’s Foremost 2nd Amendment Activist. Unless this is rapidly resolved, hopefully Russia will escalate with symmetrical arrests of (actual) American agents.
PS. In the least surprising biographical revelation ever, Carole Cadwalladr is a Guardian hack who is apparently rather well-known for untangling the hidden webs of ROG behind Brexit:
Brexit, the ministers, the professor and the spy: how Russia pulls strings in UK – by Carole Cadwalladr – Observer/Guardian – Nov 4 2017
But on Brexit, Facebook has said nothing. Not a word. No ads have been scrutinised. Nothing – even though Ben Nimmo of the Atlantic Council thinktank, asked to testify before the senate intelligence committee last week, says evidence of Russian interference online is now “incontrovertible”. He says: “It is frankly implausible to think that we weren’t targeted too.”
Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards – Guardian – Dec 11 2017
The Observer’s Carole Cadwalladr won the technology journalism award for her investigation into Russia’s influence on the Brexit referendum…
Facebook says Russian-linked accounts spent just 97 cents on ads over Brexit – Reuters – Dec 14 2017
“We have determined that these accounts associated with the IRA spent a small amount of money ($0.97) on advertisements that delivered to UK audiences during that time,” Facebook said.
“This amount resulted in three advertisements (each of which were also targeted to U.S. audiences and concerned immigration, not the EU referendum) delivering approximately 200 impressions to UK viewers over four days in May 2016.”