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Facebook to Give Russian Ads to Congress

03 October 2017, 08:56 | Damon Campbell

Mark Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain

Mark Zuckerberg at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain

As part of that effort, it looks like Facebook is getting rid of unpublished or dark posts that allow brands and publishers to target users with content, usually ads, doesn't actually live on their pages, meaning that only people within the target audience could see them.

Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president of global policy, wrote in a blog post Monday that the social network is "taking aggressive steps to strengthen" how it reviews ads.

The Russian disinformation campaign included ads with harsh language and imagery about illegal immigrants.

Read the full story at SiliconBeat. Facebook also said it would begin to require more thorough documentation from people who want to run ads about US federal elections, demanding that they confirm their businesses or organizations.

He said his company found and shut down thousands of fake accounts that attempted to influence elections around the world. "That's 1000x more than any problematic ads we've found", Zuckerberg added, referring to the 3000 ads which the company says "appear" to be linked to Russian Federation.

Burr said he considers the ads committee-sensitive documents. "That means that for majority, if they had been run by authentic individuals, anywhere, they could have remained on the platform", Schrage said in the post.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed that his company will change the policies that made possible some of the influence operations that he, Congress and Robert Mueller are investigating.

"The big picture is that we're stepping up tomorrow to help Congress understand foreign interference on the ad platform and to make improvements to the ad platform to enhance transparency", said Joel Kaplan, Facebook's vice president for USA public policy, in an interview Sunday. "That's not what we stand for". A Google spokesperson tells Newsweek the company received the invitation but has not announced plans to testify.

Senate intelligence chairman Richard Burr said Monday he won't be the one who makes the Russian-linked Facebook election ads public. Several lawmakers - including Virginia Sen. Those are deeply democratic values, and we're proud of them.

Schiff said he hopes to release a sampling of the ads at a public hearing with the firms.

"As a general rule, we are limited in what we can discuss publicly about law enforcement investigations, so we may not always be able to share our findings publicly", Zuckerberg said last month. Facebook has already hand over a few documents and other information regarding this in the past, which is now going to hand over all the 3000 advertisers from Russian Federation. These ads were associated with 470 fake Facebook accounts presumed to have been operated out of Russian Federation. Additionally, the company said it provided information on about 3,000 relevant ads to USA congressional investigators. 'I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy, ' Zuckerberg said in a video message.

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