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Democrats plan to release Russia-linked Facebook ads

 San Francisco, May 7: In what is seen as an attempt to offer the public a clearer picture of how Facebook was manipulated during the 2016 US presidential election, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are reportedly planning to release thousands of Russia-linked ads on the social network. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Democrats might release more than 3,000 such ads. “We have been in ongoing discussions with Facebook and hope to have the final redacted ads in our possession within a matter of days. As soon as we receive them, it is our intention to share them with the public,” The Hill quoted California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff as saying on Sunday. Facebook said the ads were purchased by Russia-linked Internet Research Agency. (IANS)

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