Facebook Changes Course, Now Plans To Turn Over Russian Ads To Congress

In a reversal from its previous position, Facebook announced Thursday that it would hand over to Congress 3,000 advertisements bought over the course of the 2016 campaign by a Kremlin-linked Russian troll farm.

Mark Zuckerberg also appeared live on Facebook on Thursday afternoon to attempt to calm fears around abuse of his platform’s targeted ad system. But in addressing the public, the tech executive struck something less than a conciliatory tone.

Despite asserting that “the amount of...

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