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Earlier today, Evgeniy Lvovich Zubarev, the sole shareholder and General Director of a “domestic and international news” corporation called Federal Agency of News LLC, filed a suit against Facebook for booting his page from its platform this April.

In and of itself, the lawsuit is unremarkable. People sue internet services over deplatforming quite a lot, and usually don’t benefit much from it. FAN is different, in that one of its employees, Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, was just indicted by Robert Mueller’s team last Friday.

For more than a year, we've heard that Russian operatives used Facebook groups and targeted ads to influence the 2016 US election and sow discord in the United States. Facebook has declined to release the ads to the public, but today, Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee dropped a data dump of 3500 examples for your browsing pleasure.