Facebook supports full disclosure on Russia-backed ads: Sheryl Sandberg

13 October, 2017, 22:48 | Author: Patsy Dennis
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says Congress should 'absolutely' release Russia adverts

As people debate Facebook's role in influencing people during the USA presidential elections by Russian ads and fake news on the platform, the company's COO Sheryl Sandberg has stressed that the social media giant is not a media organisation, and therefore does not hire journalists.

"Things happened on our platform that shouldn't have happened" in the lead-up to the election, Sandberg told the Axios website on Thursday.

A top executive at Facebook says that Congress should publicly release ads purchased by Russia-linked accounts on the social media site.

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During Sandberg's visit, caucus members not only took Facebook to task over its lily-white board of directors, prompting Sanberg's vow to help diversify the company, but also the Russian-bought ad referencing Black Lives Matter meant to fuel race-based tensions. "We don't want this kind of foreign interference [on Facebook]".

In the video, Blackburn said she had stopped the sale of baby body parts by Planned Parenthood and that was enough for Twitter to block the ad, but after Blackburn tweeted the video saying that Twitter had blocked it for its pro-life message, the company reversed its decision. She claims that ads and the fake accounts used to get them on Facebook have been found and removed. Several congressional committees, as well as special counsel Robert Mueller, are investigating Russian interference, including any potential collusion between Trump associates and Moscow.

She said the company had been too permissive at times in terms of how advertisers were allowed to target users.

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Sandberg and others from Facebook were asked to appear before congressional panels earlier this week to provide the information.

Facebook, Twitter, and Google are all under federal scrutiny for the role their platforms played in Russian meddling in the election.

Later Thursday, Sandberg met privately with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she was pressed on what the company is doing in response to its discovery that numerous ads pushed by Russian-linked accounts were aimed at sowing racial discord. Some of the ads showed white police officers beating black people, said the member, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the ads aren't yet public.

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