Facebook: We’re sorry Russian ads interfered with 2016 US presidential race


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A top Facebook executive said Thursday that the company regrets how Russian influence on the social network played out in the run-up to last year’s presidential election.

“We know we have a responsibility to prevent everything we can from this happening on our platforms,” COO Sheryl Sandberg told Axios. “So we told Congress and the Intelligence committees that when they are ready to release the ads, we are ready to help them.”

On Wednesday, leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating the connections between the ads and the election, said it would publicly release thousands of ads.

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