Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says Congress should 'absolutely' release Russian Federation adverts
14 Октября 2017, 12:23 | Terri Saunders
Facebook has "an enormous responsibility" for Russian interference in US election
"We're going to give them the material they want", she said. Facebook says these ads focused on divisive political issues, such as immigration and gun rights, in an apparent attempt to sow discord among the USA population. The social media platform says that Russia-linked groups spent about $150,000 on political ads, including some promotions that mentioned either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton by name.
This is an ongoing investigation, the new information will be posted as being reported.
"Things happened on our platform in this election that should not have happened, especially troubling foreign interference in a democratic election", she said.
Facebook's disclosures come as Congress considers potential regulations on the platform, and Democrats have called on the Federal Election Commission to adopt rules to block foreign agents from purchasing political ads on social media.
A Twitter spokesperson did not respond to an email requesting comment.
In an interview with US-based news website Axios on Thursday, she said, "At our heart we are a tech company".
The use of social media platforms was part of what USA intelligence agencies have concluded was a broader Russian effort to meddle in the election campaign, an allegation the Kremlin has denied. Last month, Facebook agreed to hand over the ads to congressional investigators in addition to special counsel Robert Mueller.
In September, Facebook disclosed that it had evidence that an operation based in Russian Federation had spent $100,000 on thousands of sponsored posts promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year period through May 2017.
Sources familiar with Facebook's contacts with Congress said that as recently as July this year, company officials were denying the existence of any paid Russian messaging, and only later acknowledged that the company had found $100,000 in sponsored traffic linked to 478 Facebook accounts.
"This is a very fragile moment in time for African-Americans across this country", CBC chairman Cedric Richmond said. "And I just think it's fallacious for them to argue that they don't have a responsibility and that they haven't had influence", he said. United States lawmakers have said they planned to release the ads placed on Facebook once any personal information on users is removed.
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