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Facebook plans big overhaul of political ads after criticism

Zuckerberg noted that Facebook's investigation into pre-election meddling by Russia isn't over

Sarah Frier | Bloomberg 

Facebook, under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the US last year, pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising and said it will give Congress all the evidence it has on the campaigns. More than 3,000 Facebook ads linked to Russia have already been studied by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to the country. Facebook initially didn’t want to share detailed information like this with Congress, but changed its mind on Thursday after a lengthy privacy and legal ...

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First Published: Sat, September 23 2017. 02:32 IST