Facebook promises action on Russian ads

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Facebook has "an enormous responsibility" for Russian interference in US election

She said, "We think it's important that they get the whole picture and they explain that fully to the American public", and adding that once the investigation was concluded and made public, Facebook would provide more information about the ads and how they were used. Sandberg told congressional investigators on Thursday that in addition to the ads, the company would provide the rest of the information from accounts linked to Russian Federation, the spokesman said.

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation used cyber-enabled means in an attempt to help Trump win the White House, an allegation the Kremlin has denied.

Sandberg said that Facebook is run by technical workers and engineers and according to her, the company does not produce news content, therefore it can't be a media company. The board has been criticized for its lack of diversity. All three companies have been asked to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on November 1. He said, unlike Microsoft, "Facebook has nothing to sell except what they know about you and ads".

Last month, Facebook agreed to hand over the ads to congressional investigators in addition to special counsel Robert Mueller.

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.

"It's not just that we apologize". She said Facebook hopes to "set a new standard in transparency in advertising".

"What we really owe the American people is determination" to do "everything we can" to defend against threats and foreign interference, Sandberg said.

She said the company had been too permissive at times in terms of how advertisers were allowed to target users.

"So, Twitter took down the ad and put it back up", Sandberg said. Twitter later reversed its decision. Some of the ads showed white police officers beating black people, said the member, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the ads aren't yet public.

"We have a set of strict ads policies including limits on political ad targeting and prohibitions on targeting based on race and religion", a Google spokeswoman said, asked about the issue.

She said only that the role Facebook plays in elections "go beyond any one campaign, any one country".

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