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Ways Facebook Will Improve Transparency in Ads and Avoid Fake News

Ways Facebook Will Improve Transparency in Ads and Avoid Fake News

Facebook had always been adamant that its platform hadn't been used by Russian Federation to spread propaganda relating to the presidential election, something that it has since had to admit it was wrong about.

Google is conducting an internal investigation into Russian meddling on its platform, through both advertising and use of YouTube, a Google source with knowledge of the matter said.

The ads, he said, focused on divisive social and political issues, ranging from LGBT topics to immigration and gun rights. Facebook has been asked to present its case to three different committees, explaining the Russian ad campaigns and underlining trigger points such as race to influence the voters.

However, more than half of the Americans exposed to the ads on Facebook saw them they had cast their votes on November 8. The Campaign Legal Center is a nonprofit of Washington that supports for additional elections transparency, this week sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive of Facebook, requesting that the firm publicly rolls out the content of the supposed Russia-connected political ads.

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Last month, in response to calls from US lawmakers, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg pledged to hand over the ads to congressional investigators who are looking into alleged Russian involvement in the USA presidential election, but he had left the timing unclear.

In order to make things better on the world's biggest social media network, the company will be bringing about a few changes to their ad policies and enforcement that includes improving review of ads and ad accounts.

On Monday, the world's biggest social platform announced plans to hire an additional 1000 employees to review ad submissions, along with other new policies and procedures created to improve the transparency of Facebook's advertising.

Facebook's decision to give the ads to Congress means the pressure is now on lawmakers to release the ads to the public.

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Facebook would also increase requirements for authenticity and establish industry standards and best practices. None of the companies has yet said whether it will accept the invitations.

Approximately 10 million people actually saw the ads Russian Federation purchased, according to Facebook and the Times. He said he is committed to making all of these ads public "as soon as possible", while working with Facebook on privacy considerations.

Warner criticized Twitter for not sharing more information with Congress, saying the company's findings were merely "derivative" of Facebook's work.

Though Twitter disclosed last week that the company found over 200 Russian accounts linked to propaganda pages.

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