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06 Octubre 2017, 11:24 | Dolorita Barahona
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Facebook also said it's in the process of creating a "new standard" of ad transparency, saying that it will add "more than 1,000 people to our global ads review teams over the next year", and invest more in machine learning to "better understand when to flag and take down ads".
They focused instead on divisive themes such as race, gay rights, gun control and immigration, according to a person familiar with them.
In addition to this, Facebook will hand over around 3000 ads that they bought on Facebook on by Russian people in the months before the US Presidential Elections.
After an extensive legal and policy review, the social media giant recently announced that it would share 3,000 Russian ads with Congressional investigators.
However, Zuckerberg did not say anything specific in his Facebook apology post, but as per the allegations, Russians have used the Facebook to influence the voters' sentiment about a decade ago for the US presidential election in Trump's favor.
Facebook said that 44 percent of total ad impressions (number of times ads were displayed) were before the election on November 8, 2016, while 56 percent were shown after the election.
Facebook has faced calls for increased U.S. regulation from U.S. authorities.
Facebook is updating its policy to require "more thorough documentation" from advertisers that want to run U.S. federal election-related ads, Kaplan wrote.
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on that committee, said he was hopeful "a representative sampling" of the ads would be made public later this month, when the intelligence panel holds a public hearing on Russian election meddling and social media.
The ads exploited tools available to Facebook advertisers that allows content to be targeted by various parameters.
Facebook has indicated that close to 10 million users in the United States saw ads linked to a troll farm originating in Russian Federation. He added that for half the ads, less than US$3 (RM12.73) was spent, and that US$1,000 (RM4,243) or more was spent on less than 1% of the ads.
Earlier, Facebook had announced it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 advertisements that a shadowy Russian company bought for Dollars 100,000 from June 2015 to May 2017. And that going forward the company would expand policies to prevent ads that express violence even in subtle ways.
Facebook's decision to give the ads to Congress means the pressure is now on lawmakers to release the ads to the public.
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