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Facebook is turning Russian-linked ads over to Congress after all


Facebook has agreed to provide Congress more than 3,000 Russian-linked ads purchased by entities close to President Vladimir Putin's government that were used to sway the 2016 presidential election, reports USA Today.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would do everything it could to ensure that "bad actors" wouldn't be able to use the social media network to manipulate election outcomes. The founder also said that the platform would be more transparent in revealing the source of political ads and would take steps to further review political ads.

"It will be important for the committee to scrutinize how rigorous Facebook's internal investigation has been, to test its conclusions and to understand why it took as long as it did to discover the Russian sponsored advertisements and what else may yet be uncovered," said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said in a statement. Schiff is the ranking member of the House intelligence committee.

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