Video Zuckerberg: Russia has used Facebook for political advertising during elections of the President of the United States

Information about activity of the Russian Federation in the social network turned over to the FBI and Congress


Facebook found activity Russia created fake accounts to spread in a social network of political advertising during the last US presidential election and gave all the information to the FBI.

This was stated by the founder of social network Facebook mark Zuckerberg in a video message.

Facebook will require that the distributors of political ads disclose who is paying for advertising. This requirement is in accordance with the laws of the United States applicable to political advertising on television, but not for social media.

“In the world there will always be bad, dishonest people and we cannot prevent intervention by governments in all countries, but we can complicate it, complicate. And that’s what we are going to concentrate,” said he

Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is actively cooperating with American officials and helps them to investigate the intervention of Russian authorities in the election of the President of the United States through the purchase of political advertising on the social network.

According to him, the experts Facebook failed to disclose the activity of the Russian Federation in the social network, and all information received was forwarded to spectacular.

“We also reported this to Congress, and I ordered that our experts sent all the information about this is also and congressional committees”, – said the founder of Facebook.

He expressed hope that the U.S. government will publish this data when investigating Russian intervention in the elections to be completed.

While Zuckerberg has assured that he and his team will continue to investigate user activity in social media during the past American presidential elections.

“We can find more evidence, and if that happens, we will continue to work with the government. We are investigating the interference of other countries, including groups from Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union to understand how they used our tools,” he added.