Despite growing pressure on the company, Facebook says that it's "unable" to publicly reveal which ads were purchased on its platform by accounts linked to Russia during the 2016 US presidential election.
"Due to both federal law and the fact that investigations are ongoing with the relevant authorities, we’re unable to share the ads," a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday.
Facebook on Wednesday said that it found evidence of ad spending related to fake accounts "likely operated out of Russia" during the US presidential election. Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, said the company conducte...
After months of questions about what role Facebook played in Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social media company said today it sold about $100,000 worth of ads connected to inauthentic accounts and...
Facebook said Russian actors bought ads on the platform to manipulate U.S. public opinion, but left many questions unanswered about how they did it.
On Wednesday, Facebook said that it had discovered evidence of ad spending related to fake accounts "likely operated out of Russia" during the 2016 US presidential election.