Mississippi was one of several states that Russian groups targeted with Facebook advertisements during the 2016 presidential election, according to an NBC News report.

The Facebook ads, believed to be tied to Russia’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, were also targeted in key battleground states like Michigan and Wisconsin, according to NBC sources.

But Republican strongholds like Mississippi, Alabama and Texas were also targeted.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for AL.com, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.