Technology Facebook committed to helping investigators release Russia ads: Sandberg

18:23  12 october  2017
18:23  12 october  2017 Source:   Reuters

House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads

  House panel to publicly release Russia Facebook ads <p>The leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation said Wednesday they intend to publicly release thousands of politically divisive Facebook ads purchased by Russia during last year's presidential election.</p>Representatives Mike Conaway and Adam Schiff told reporters after meeting with Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that they were working with the company to release the ads publicly.

WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia -backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia -backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

© REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer "We don't want this kind of foreign interference" on Facebook, COO Sheryl Sandberg said during an interview on Thursday. Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

Sandberg said during an interview with the Axios news website that "things happened on our platform in this election that shouldn't have happened."

Facebook recently gave congressional panels investigating allegations of Russian meddling during the election more than 3,000 politically divisive ads believed to have been bought by Russia.

Panel Meets Facebook's Sandberg, Says Russia Ads May Be Released

  Panel Meets Facebook's Sandberg, Says Russia Ads May Be Released The House Intelligence Committee hopes to release campaign ads that Russians purchased on Facebook Inc. as soon as possible, leaders of the panel’s investigation of election-meddling said after meeting with company Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. "We’ve asked for Facebook’s help to help scrub any personally identifiable information, but it’s our hope that when they conclude, then we can release them publicly," top Intelligence Committee Democrat Adam Schiff told reporters Wednesday.Investigation leader Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, said any release would likely come after a Nov.

Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia -backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

Facebook Inc (FB) Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia -backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.

The social media company found them on its network and said the ads appeared in the months before and after the election.

Sandberg said she was supportive of those ads being released in addition to the pages they were connected to.

"We don't want this kind of foreign interference" on Facebook, Sandberg said.

She added that in many cases, accounts were taken down because they were fake, but that if those accounts were run by real people, the social media network would have not removed them.

Additional reporting by Makini Brice; editing by Lisa Von Ahn and Bernadette Baum

Facebook: Russian ads reached 10 million people .
Facebook says an estimated 10 million people saw at least one of the 3,000 political ads that it has identified as being bought by accounts linked to the Russian government. The figure, disclosed by Facebook for the first time on Monday, underscores how effective Russian meddling on social media could be with even a minimal investment. The ad buyers spent just $100,000 over two years to target 10 million people, according to figures Facebook has provided about the ad buys. That's an audience roughly equivalent to the population of Michigan.

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