Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team met with Facebook as part of its investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report from Wired. The team reportedly interviewed at least one person on Facebook staff who did work related to Trump’s presidential campaign.
Mueller’s team is tasked with searching for any potential links between the campaign and Russia. It’s unclear what information the special counsel’s office was looking for, but Facebook is an integral part of a modern political campaign, and one that the Trump team embraced. It’s not surprising that the special counsel’s team would have a keen interest in the company’s perspective.
Facebook was also a target of Russian propaganda during the election. In September, the company revealed that it had sold ads to a Russian government-linked company, and that those ads were used in an attempt to sow political divisions in the United States.
Facebook declined to comment.