Facebook and Twitter Deleted Data Tied to Russian Accounts That Targeted 2016 Election Voters

Hillary Clinton stands with President Barack Obama during an election eve rally on November 7, 2016. (Photo: Getty) Data that may have proved critical to investigations into Russia-funded political ads appears to have been tossed by Facebook and Twitter into the proverbial shredder. Both platforms have deleted data that researchers say is crucial to understanding […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: Russian Targeting On Facebook ‘Should Not Have Happened’

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg acknowledged on Thursday that “things happened on our platform in [the 2016 election] that should not have happened,” and Americans deserve an apology for that. “We’re angry, we’re upset, and what we really owe the American people is determination,” Sandberg said in an interview with Axios’ Mike Allen in […]

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Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook will give investigators Russian ad targeting data

During an in-depth conversation with Axios co-founder Mike Allen, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg took some responsibility for Facebook’s role in facilitating Russian misinformation, and pledged to include ad targeting information as part of the company’s disclosures on political interference in the 2016 presidential election. Saying that the company owes Americans “not just” an apology but […]

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg on the Russian ads: “We wish we had found it before it ever happened”

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.Reuters / Mike Segar Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says she wished Facebook had sooner discovered that Russians had bought ad campaigns on the site with the intention of influencing the US site. Sheryl Sandberg was interviewed by Axios’ Mike Allen in Washington D.C. on Thursday about campaign ads that Russians purchased on […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook should ‘absolutely’ publicly release ads linked to Russian interference

Ramin Talaie / Stringer / Getty Images Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said US Congress should “absolutely” publicly release ads from its platform that were purchased by Russia-linked accounts. Sandberg made the comments to Axios in her first public interview since Facebook disclosed it had discovered ads bought by Russia-linked accounts. Asked by interviewer Mike Allen whether […]