Technology Facebook committed to helping investigators release Russia ads: Sandberg

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

Facebook, Twitter will testify at Senate hearing

  Facebook, Twitter will testify at Senate hearing Facebook and Twitter have agreed to testify at an upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference during the 2016 elections, the companies confirmed Wednesday. Both companies have already briefed House and Senate Intelligence Committees on their findings regarding Russian actors using their platforms to influence the presidential election.

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.

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.

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

Trump says Russian-bought Facebook ads were ‘tiny’ compared with U.S. ‘fake news’ .
Lawmakers have said the ads were part of an attempt to sow discord in last year's elections.“Keep hearing about ‘tiny’ amount of money spent on Facebook ads,” Trump said on Twitter, before taking aim at U.S. television networks.

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