Clinton stresses focus on social media ahead of midterms: ‘We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast’
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP MORE late Monday stressed a focus on social media platforms ahead of the midterm elections, saying Americans "owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast." 

"We should all care about how social media platforms play a part in our democratic process. Because unless it’s addressed it will happen again," she tweeted.

"The midterms are in 8 months. We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast."


Clinton's tweet included a link to a post by another user, tech journalist Kim-Mai Cutler, who suggested that Facebook may have been charging the Clinton campaign more for advertisements than it was charging the Trump campaign.

"I can’t believe this tweet isn’t going viral," Cutler wrote. "Do people not really care that Facebook may have systematically charged the Clinton campaign an order of magnitude or two more than it was charging Trump to reach American voters? (Which is not allowed in other mediums by law.)"

Cutler's tweet came in response to another tweet by Brad Parscale, who served as digital media director for the Trump campaign.

"I bet we were 100x to 200x her. We had [cost per thousands] that were pennies in some cases," Parscale tweeted. "This is why @realDonaldTrump was a perfect candidate for FaceBook."

Clinton's tweet came days after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE unsealed indictments against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for their alleged roles in a plot to disrupt and influence the 2016 presidential election. The indictments outline how a foreign government leveraged American social media platforms to sow chaos and exacerbate divisions in U.S. politics in an effort to undermine Clinton's candidacy and elect President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE.

Top U.S. intelligence officials warned earlier this month that Russia has already sought to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections, and that propaganda and social media are key to Moscow's strategy. 

"We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokespeople and other means of influence to try to exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States," Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsFormer Trump officials including Fiona Hill helped prepare Biden for Putin summit: report Will the real Lee Hamiltons and Olympia Snowes please stand up? Experts see 'unprecedented' increase in hackers targeting electric grid MORE, the director of National Intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Trump has repeatedly brushed off concerns about Russian meddling in U.S. elections, calling the assessment a "hoax" and deeming Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt."

— Updated at 8:08 a.m.