MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Operating officer of the American company Facebook Sheryl Sandberg announced that the social network will assist the special Committee on intelligence of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress conducting an investigation in connection with allegations of Moscow’s intervention in the American elections in 2016, the publication of copies of promotional materials, which is attributed to Russia. Such a statement she made Thursday in an interview with Axios.
As Russia was accused of meddling in American elections
“I repeated at the meeting (with the government): we believe it is important that they understand the whole picture and openly explained it to the American public, so when they decided to publish those promotional materials, we can support them and make sure that it will not cause harm to anyone, no personal information will be published, she said . – [Facebook said that] if they want to publish these materials, we are ready to help them; then they announced that they were going [to publish], we will help them in this.”
Answering a journalist’s question about possible Association of advertising materials with the campaign of U.S. President Donald trump, Sandberg added that after the publication of data messages Facebook also plans to post information about what I was targetirovanie.
Sandberg stressed that during the election “on the platform [Facebook] things occurred that wasn’t supposed to happen” and noted that he considers absolutely necessary the publication of the political advertisement.
September 6, Alex Stamos, in charge of security at Facebook, made a statement that during last year’s American elections, a certain organization in Russia has spent $100 million to spread in social networks advertising messages of a political nature by creating false accounts and pages. According to him, according to the company analysis during the period from June 2015 to may 2017, said the accounts were linked to each other and they probably ruled from Russia.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin has no relation to the placement of political advertising on the social network and does not know who is behind these orders.