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The trouble with Sandberg saying Facebook allows fake news ads

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If the Russian-bought election interference ads hadn’t been bought by fraudulent accounts, “Most of them would be allowed to run” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said this morning. “The responsibility of an open platform is to allow people to…

Facebook executive speaks publicly on Russia probe

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Sheryl Sandberg addresses the ad scandal.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg discusses Russia ad controversy

CBS News

"Things happened on our platform in this election that should not have happened" said Facebook COO Sandberg

Facebook to Disclose Targets of Russia-Backed Election Ads

Facebook will disclose the types of people targeted by Russian-backed ads during and after the 2016 presidential election, as operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said the social-media site was manipulated in a way it shouldn’t have been.

Facebook Will Reveal How Russia Targeted U.S. Voters

NBC News / Politics

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said Thursday that the social network will reveal how Russia-linked groups targeted Americans with disruptive ads.

Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Will Hand Over More Data on Russia-Linked Ads

Ms.Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said Thursday that the company had agreed to deliver more information, including ad-targeting data, to government officials.

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook owes US an apology over Russian meddling

The Guardian / AU

Facebook’s chief operating officer gave first live interview by a senior executive since the company disclosed it found some 3,000 politically divisive ads

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: Things happened on our platform in this election that shouldn't have

CNBC / U.S.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke to Axios on Thursday.

UPDATE 5-Facebook will help investigators release Russia ads, Sandberg tells Axios

Reuters / Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S.…

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