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Facebook Plans Big Overhaul of Political Ads After Criticism

  • CEO Zuckerberg vows more transparency ahead of Senate grilling
  • Company to give details of Russian election ads to congress
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Facebook Pledges Sweeping Overhaul of Political Ads

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Facebook Inc., under fire over Russia’s use of its social network to spread pre-election discord in the U.S. last year, pledged a sweeping overhaul of political advertising and said it will give Congress all the evidence it has on the campaigns.

More than 3,000 Facebook ads linked to Russia have already been studied by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating President Donald Trump’s ties to the country. Facebook initially didn’t want to share detailed information like this with Congress, but changed its mind on Thursday after a lengthy privacy and legal review.