But Warner and others have called for better transparency laws since Facebook acknowledged earlier this month that hundreds of phony Facebook accounts, likely run from Russian Federation, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 campaign.
Facebook's Colin Stretch, the company's general counsel, said that after an extensive legal and policy review, today his outfit was going to share these ads with congressional investigators. The ads, which promoted social and political topics, ran in the United States between 2015 and 2017.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, who's now looking into President Donald Trump's possible ties with Russian Federation, already combed through more than 3,000 Facebook ads linked to Russian Federation.
For more information on Facebook's involvement in the alleged Russian election interference, read Facebook's post covering its decision to share the ads with Congress, its knowledge of the ads, and more.
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When respondents who identified as "conservative" were asked, just 5% said Trump was too willing to work with Democrats. Forty-seven percent also would give him Trump an "F" for steps he's taking toward environmental protection efforts.
Zuckerberg also promised to make political advertising more transparent, not only by disclosing who paid for a particular ad, but also by making it easy to visit an advertiser's page to see the other ads that they are now running to other Facebook users.
The state of the investigation into whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US presidential election may be heading into unsafe territory for some major news outlets with close ties to the giant state. "We don't check what people say before they say it, and frankly, I don't think our society shouldn't want us to", Zuckerberg said.
"That's not what we stand for", he said.
The issue is of scale, Facebook boasts more than two billion users and human moderation of all content is impossible.
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North Korea on Monday said that additional sanctions will push it to accelerate its nuclear plans, Reuters reported. South Korea has raised the possibility of reintroducing nuclear weapons to the peninsula.
Towards the end of the 2016 elections, Facebook was accused of running Russian disinformation.
The US president made the comments a day after Facebook said it would provide Congressional investigators with the contents of those adverts, following weeks of scrutiny surrounding the social network's role in influencing elections. The company will add 250 employees to strengthen election-integrity initiatives, expanding its partnerships with election commissions worldwide and sharing information about existing threats to elections. It will also let Facebook users visit an advertiser's page and see what ads they're now running to any audience on Facebook.
James Freeman, assistant editor for the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, noted Thursday that it would be highly unlikely that these ads would swing the election. Federal regulations now require television and radio stations to make publicly available the details of political ads they air. And, of course, we also recognise and support the important work of government investigations and take care not to take steps, like public disclosures, that might undermine them.
"We will work with others to create a new standard for transparency in online political ads", Zuckerberg said. "We're going to make political advertising more transparent", he added.
Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis
Further South, Key West's iconic Southermost Point buoy remains, though it looks like part of it was sandblasted by the hurricane. She also added that the rehab facility is located across the street from a hospital, which did not lose power during the storm.
"We are in a new world".
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