Zuckerberg vows to protect "election integrity"

Twitter to Meet With Senate Committee on Russia Election Interference

"Many of these dynamics were new in this election and in a much larger scale... and they were much larger in scale than any of the interference that we have found", he said.

"After an extensive legal and policy review, today we are announcing that we will also share these ads with congressional investigators", Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch said in a statement.

In all, the accounts purchased some 3,000 ads between June 2015 and May 2017. Facebook has said it was cooperating with related federal investigations, and the revelations have lended credence to the findings of United States intelligence officials that Russian Federation was involved in influencing the 2016 presidential election.

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"We believe the public deserves a full accounting of what happened in the 2016 election, and we've concluded that sharing the ads we've discovered, in a manner that is consistent with our obligations to protect user information, can help", Stretch said. However, Facebook did handover the information to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller under a search warrant, it was reported last week.

"We don't check what people say before they say it and frankly I don't think society wants us to", Zuckerberg said.

Facebook earlier this month agreed to hand over information about the ads from Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the 2016 election and today it chose to turn over the information to congressional investigators. Congress is best placed to use the information we and others provide to inform the public comprehensively and completely. He added that Facebook cannot stop all interference, but that it can try to reduce election interference.

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Zuckerberg said that Facebook would "continue working with the government" and strives "to be a force for good and democracy everywhere".

As our biannual transparency reports make clear, we carefully scrutinize all government data requests, from here and overseas, and we push back where they do not adhere to those legal limitations. "These investigations will take some time, but we will continue our thorough review".

In one major change, Facebook will make political ads on the social network more transparent, so that people can see which ads are being run in connection with an election, he said. Bringing up the German elections next weekend, the company said it will expand partnerships with election commissions worldwide and will create channel of online risks during elections. Instead, the ads focused on spurring divisive social and political views, from topics like LGBT, race, immigration and the Second Amendment.

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