According to CNN, at least one of the Facebook ads bought by Russians during the 2016 presidential election specifically targeted audiences in Ferguson and Baltimore. Both cities had gained a lot of attention for the violent protests over shootings of black men.
The Black Lives Matter ad appeared on Facebook during late 2015. Sources say that the ads were meant to appear as supporting #BLM but were seen as portraying the group as a threat to residents of both cities.
It was previously reported that more than 3,000 ads were bought by 470 bogus accounts to influence the U.S. election.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will also be looking into Twitter to see how foreign nationals may have used their ad services to influence the 2016 election. Twitter has declined to share any information that they plan to hand over to Congress.