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Senator Says Facebook’s Russian Ads Suggest Need for New Law

  • Warner says it may be only ‘a small piece’ of foreign meddling
  • Kremlin has ‘no connection’ to ad buys, Putin spokesman says
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Facebook Finds Election Ad Spending Likely From Russia

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Legislation or regulation may be needed to require Facebook Inc. and other social-media companies to prevent foreign adversaries from manipulating the feeds viewed by U.S. citizens, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee said.

“I’m glad they came through with some information,” Senator Mark Warner told reporters Thursday, a day after Facebook said it found about $100,000 in ad spending connected to fake accounts probably run from Russia. “But there’s a lot more questions.”