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Facebook to Disclose What Groups Were Targets of Russia-Backed Election Ads

Facebook Inc. will publicly disclose the types of people targeted by Russian-backed ads during and after the 2016 presidential election, operating chief Sheryl Sandberg said. Sandberg acknowledged Facebook’s platform was manipulated in a way it shouldn’t have been during the election. Facebook will help to scrub user information from the ads before their release. The company also is investing in machine learning to detect the kind of fake accounts that bought divisive ads and spread fake news during the election.

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