The Federal Election Commission in USA and a special investigation team investigation the role of Russian Federation in 2016 elections had earlier approached Facebook for disclosing the information on these ads.
Yesterday, we reported that Facebook has agreed to provide Congress with details on over 3,000 USA political ads which were bought by Russian entities.
On Facebook Live, founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, said: "I care deeply about the democratic process and protecting its integrity", adding that he did not want anyone using his platform's tools to undermine democracy. That is an assessment that can be made only by investigators with access to classified intelligence and information from all relevant companies and industries - and we want to do our part.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Facebook his company vowed to protect "election integrity" and would promise more transparency around political ads.
Adding to Facebook's image problem, it was recently revealed it temporarily let advertisers target users based on keyword combinations, such as "Jew hater" and "How to burn jews".
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One of the major reasons why this interference came out later is because most users who post ads on Facebook using Self-Service tools. "And as we've shared before, our teams have found and shut down thousands of fake accounts that could be attempting to influence elections in many countries, including recently in the French elections".
Towards the end of the 2016 elections, Facebook was accused of running Russian disinformation. Should it discover more evidences pertinent to the overall investigation, it will continue to work with authorities and government officials.
"I'm not going to sit here and tell you we're going to catch all bad content in our system".
He said each advertisement would show which Facebook Page - a kind of account required for businesses to create an ad - had paid for the ad, although that would not necessarily identify the people behind the Facebook Page. "To help us focus on our mission and make decisions that don't always pay off right away, Facebook has always been structured as a controlled company", he said. "The integrity of our elections is fundamental to democracy around the world". If a user "liked" a page, it would send a regular stream of content onto that user's Facebook feed. So we're going to bring Facebook to an even higher standard of transparency.
Facebook's testimony also explained how the ads' impact could have persisted long after the ads themselves stopped appearing.