• Zuckerberg now cooperating with Congress after criticism for role in election … Spicer says he never ‘knowingly’ lied

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Facebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, says Mark Zuckerberg, under scrutiny of the social network’s potential role in influencing elections.

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After an extensive legal and policy review, today we are announcing that we will also share these ads with congressional investigators. We believe it is vitally important that government authorities have the information they need to deliver to the public a full assessment of what happened in the 2016 election.

– Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch

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