• Why won't Sheryl Sandberg talk about Trump and Russia's ad targeting overlap?

    11 days ago - By Fast Company

    Today, Axios sat down with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg for a brief interview of somewhat tough questions. The conversation spanned many subjects, but it primarily focused on Facebook's ad platform, Russian interference, and fake news. Sandberg has the uncanny ability to appear like she's answering a question head-on while obfuscating the subject at hand. For...
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  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on the Russian ads: 'We wish we had found it before it ever happened'

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on the Russian ads: 'We wish we had found it before it ever happened'

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says she wished Facebook had sooner discovered that Russians had bought ad campaigns on the site with the intention of influencing the US site.
    Sheryl Sandberg was interviewed by Axios' Mike Allen in Washington D.C. on Thursday about campaign ads that Russians purchased on Facebook during the US election in 2016.
    Allen repeatedly asked Sandberg when the social network found out about the ads - and Sandberg eventually said the company had heard about the ads around the time of the US election.
    "We were looking at this certainly not as early as we would have...
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  • Sheryl Sandberg Reaffirms Facebook Will Hand Over Russia-Backed Ads to U.S. Investigators

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday that the company was fully committed to helping U.S. congressional investigators publicly release Russia-backed political ads that ran during the 2016 U.S. election.
    Sandberg said during an interview with the Axios news website that “things happened on our platform in this election that shouldn't have happened.”
    Facebook fb recently gave congressional panels investigating allegations of Russian meddling during the election more than 3,000 politically divisive ads believed to have been bought by Russia.
    The social media...
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  • Sandberg says Facebook allows fake news ads from legit accounts

    Sandberg says Facebook allows fake news ads from legit accounts

    11 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    If the Russian-bought election interference ads hadn't been bought by fraudulent accounts, “Most of them would be allowed to run” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said this morning. “The responsibility of an open platform is to allow people to express themselves” she said during the first of an Axios interview series with Facebook execs.
    “The thing about free...
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