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>> Facebook vowing to work harder to protect election integrity and saying it'll share with congressional investigators over 3,000 political ads that it says Russian based operatives ran on Facebook around the 2016 US presidential election. That message coming personally on Thursday from founder Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook live video message.
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>> I wish we could that we're gonna be able to stop all interference, but that just wouldn't be realistic. There will always bad actors in the world and we can't prevent all governments from all interference, but we can make it harder, we can make it much harder.>> Facebook has been facing mounting criticism that it's platform was manipulated to influence the 2016 US election.
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It's been taking several measures like increasing the number of content monitors and being more selective on who can cash in on ads. Zuckerberg listing nine things to help improve election integrity, most notable, a move to improve the transparency of political ads, who makes them, and what other ads they are running.
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Reuters correspondent David Ingram covers Facebook>> What's notable is that during the past months Senator Mark Warner and others have called for possible legal changes that could regulate political advertising on Facebook. These would be in volunteer regulations on Facebook and other online platforms that would put new requirements on them and on advertisers.
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So this could potentially head off, satisfy those demands for regulation of Facebook.>> All this comes after earlier this month Facebook admitted that it learned that a sketchy operation, likely based in Russia, had placed thousands of US ads in hundreds of fake profiles with polarizing views on topics such as immigration, race and gay rights.
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On the site during a two year period through May 2017. It's not just Facebook, Twitter also getting heat for its role in the 2016 elections. On Thursday, the company saying, its representatives will meet with staff from the US Senate select committee on Intelligence next week in relation to recent US elections.