Under fire, Facebook refuses to disclose political ads bought by Russian trolls

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A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration photo May 13, 2015. (Photo: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

Facebook, which acknowledged this week that it sold $100,000 worth of political ads in the last two years to a Russian troll factory, came under stinging criticism Thursday over its refusal to release copies of the ads to the public—or to congressional investigators.

Russian entities purchased ads on Facebook during last year’s election, the social media giant has admitted that it has belatedly discovered that some 470 phony accounts linked to a shadowy St. Petersburg media firm with ties to the Kremlin placed ads on highly charged issues in American politics, such as LGBT and gun rights—ads that in some cases directly mentioned Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the 2016 election.” data-reactid=”32″>After denying for months that any from Yahoo News:

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