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Facebook Announces New Measures to Tackle Political Interference via Facebook Ads

October 3, 2017

Following Facebook’s recent investigation into Russian-backed ads which ran on their network in the lead-up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, The Social Network has announced a new set of measures to help them tighten control over ad content and ensure such misuses of their platform are minimized where possible.

Facebook recently conducted an internal investigation after questions were raised over the role the platform might have played in swaying voter behavior. After initially dismissing the idea that their system played any significant part, Facebook has now handed over more than 3,000 ads to congressional investigators which had been purchased by a Russian company, seemingly to influence U.S. politics.

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