Sheryl Sandberg to U.S. government: Release the Russian ads

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Facebook wants U.S. lawmakers to let the public see ads linked to Russian accounts and promoted during the 2016 election — and they’re willing to explain the ad targeting too.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, shared her company’s willingness for transparency in an interview with Axios‘s Mike Allen on Thursday. It was the first public interview of a Facebook executive since the company revealed it had sold 3,000 ads linked to Russian accounts in September. 

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The House Intelligence Committee leaders said Wednesday they would release the ads shortly after they met with Sandberg, Politico reported. But it won’t just be the ad creative that’s revealed, some of which has already been released via reports from The Daily Beast. Facebook also wants the public to understand who these ads were shown to.  Read more…

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