Things are getting heated for Facebook as the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation continues.
Earlier this week, the social media site had to turn over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congress. The politically divisive ads were posted during the 2016 presidential campaign, and came from fake accounts tied to Russia. Those ads totaled $100,000 in revenue for the social media giant.
As reported by ABC News, Senate Intelligence Committee members gave an update on the investigation at a press conference on Wednesday, and said that the general “issue of collusion” with Russia and the 2016 campaign remains open.
So how should Facebook have handled these ads? Is there a stronger vetting process that Facebook should use? Or is it too much to expect a social media site to regulate all of its content?
Josh Meyer, senior investigative reporter for POLITICO; he has been following the story; he tweets @JoshMeyerDC
Sarah Frier, technology reporter for Bloomberg News; she’s been following the story; she tweets @sarahfrier