"Russia sought to divide us by our race, by our country of origin, by our religion, and by our political party", Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the committee, said in the statement.
Altogether, the Russian trolls spent up to $100,000 on all the ads. "This was accomplished by engaging in online communities built around common interests and that appeared organic and American, but were actually run by a troll farm in St. Petersburg", Schiff continued.
On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee released the ads, which reached over 11.4 million Americans in what federal investigators say was part of a Russian attempt to interfere with U.S. democracy.
That provocation was carried on a June 2016 Facebook ad that depicted a dark-skinned Jesus, head wrapped in a scarf, next to the traditional image of Christ.
The ads, shared by the House Intelligence Committee, often sported clunky English and downright weird memes targeted at politicians, like President Barack Obama.
In addition, the political ads were often dressed up in provocative memes to draw support from their intended audience.
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One ad was purchased less than two months after the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American man from Baltimore who died from spinal injuries sustained while in police custody. Facebook and federal investigators claim a Russian company called the Internet Research Agency hired hundreds of employees to run the fake social media accounts.
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released thousands of the ads, which were orchestrated by the Internet Research Agency, the Russia-backed organization. See a sampling below.
In response, Facebook has released a blog post detailing what they are doing in the future to stop this kind of activity from ever happening again.
The actions include forcing all advertisers to confirm their ID and location before getting access to buy political and issue-based ads in the US. Russia's Internet Research Agency was behind tens of thousands of posts on Facebook designed to create political chaos and hurt USA democracy, lawmakers said.
We also included information about whom each ad was meant to target.
Nevertheless, the tech giant warned that bad actors will continue looking for way to spread misinformation over Facebook.