Rus­sian ads to go pub­lic

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

SAN FRAN­CISCO: The US House In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee lead­ers have an­nounced to make some of the 3,000 Rus­sian ads pub­lic

that ap­peared on Face­book dur­ing the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. The de­ci­sion was taken af­ter US Con­gress lead­ers met Face­book Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Sh­eryl Sand­berg late on We­nes­day, Politico re­ported. "The de­ci­sion to re­lease the ads for the pub­lic will draw scru­tiny as more de­tails emerge about Moscow's role in at­tempt­ing to sway the elec­tion for Don­ald Trump," the re­port added. The Sen­ate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee has joined in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cials to con­firm that Rus­sia used Face­book plat­form to fo­ment po­lit­i­cal di­vi­sion in the US.

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