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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to provide Congress contents of ads bought by Russian agency

September 21, 2017
In The News

Silicon Valley Congressman, Rep. Ro Khanna, said he's glad Facebook is turning over some 3,000 ads-linked to the Russian government-- to congressional investigators because it shows transparency. He says the country needs more cooperation between intelligence agencies and tech leaders. He calls the situation, "A new problem for our democracy."

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and promised to do more to stop it in the future today after announcing the social media giant would release some 3,000 ads believed to bought by Russian operatives to congressional investigators.

"We need better ways of going after bots, the fake accounts and going after fake news. I'm glad to see Facebook has taken some of these actions," said Khanna.

Rep. Khanna is among those in Congress who wants to form an independent committee that looks at Russia's interference in the election so they can get to the bottom of it and take steps to prevent it.