Facebook, Under Scrutiny for Russia-Backed Ads, Plans to Add 1000 Reviewers

Oblivious Facebook

Facebook has pledged to change its advertising systems to give more insight into the identity of those purchasing political advertisements in the future, but given the current political landscape, some might say that's too little, too late. The ads ran between 2015 and 2017, although more than half (56 percent) were only seen after last November's election. "We also briefed Congress - and this morning I directed our team to provide the ads we've found to Congress as well", he said. After complaints by the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the company chose to give them up after all.

Facebook said on September 6 it had found that an operation likely based in Russian Federation spent $100,000 on thousands of USA ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

Zuckerberg had earlier denied activities on his platform had influenced the result of the election, but succumbed on September 6th when he hinted an operation likely based in Russian Federation spent about $100,000 on thousands of USA ads promoting socio-political messages on the platform.

The decision to hire more employees comes following the revelation that a Russian company shelled out money to release ads on Facebook to influence the US election.

It's unclear if the panels will make them public, though some members have called for their release.

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Those ads include hundreds of Russian-linked accounts posing as Americans as part of what federal investigators and Facebook officials believe was a Russian campaign meant to exploit political and social divides in America while also potentially influencing the 2016 presidential election.

3,000 ads generated by accounts controlled by entities in Russian Federation have gone under the scanner, and Facebook has promised increased transparency on political ads in the future.

In the midst of his religious awakening, Zuckerberg faces increasing scrutiny by governments around the world for Facebook's lack of oversight and privacy as malicious misinformation is laundered through its advertising platform.

Zuckerberg took issue with the charge and posted, "Trump says Facebook is against him".

Kaplan said the company's policies already prohibit "shocking" content, direct threats and the promotion of the sale or use of weapons, but said "going forward, we are expanding these policies to prevent ads that use even more subtle expressions of violence".

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The leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence committees, which are investigating Russia's attack on the 2016 presidential election, have complained that Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms haven't cooperated as much with their investigations as they wish.

"We are announcing that we are strengthening our ads targeting policies and tools", Sandberg posted on Facebook.

The Senate judiciary committee, which was also receiving the ads from Facebook on Monday, did not respond to requests for comment.

The company has acknowledged that numerous ads posted by the Russian operatives to sow cultural divisions would not be covered by new safeguards that would apply to ads that mention candidates.

"As a general rule, we are limited in what we can discuss publicly about law enforcement investigations, so we may not always be able to share our findings publicly", Zuckerberg said.

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