Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted voters in Michigan, Wisconsin during presidential election

The Facebook application seen on a phone screen in August 2017 file

Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice-president of policy and communications, writes that the ads touch on topics "from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights".

Facebook, which had not previously given such an estimate, said in a statement that it used modeling to estimate how many people saw at least one of the 3,000 ads.

The Menlo Park, California-based company said that apart from hiring more people, they are also working on recognizing the patterns that trigger the potential meddling, and send such ads to the human moderators.

The company's public disclosure came just hours before it gave details on the Russian ad buys to Senate and House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, who are looking into Russian efforts to influence last year's presidential election. With more than 5 million paying promoters, be that as it may, Facebook experiences issues implementing the greater part of its approaches.

Advertisers will now be required to confirm who they represent before posting political ads.

Schrage acknowledged it was "possible" that there were more Russian-bought political ads on the network that Facebook has yet to identify. About a quarter of the ads were meant to be seen by users in particular geographic locations, Facebook has said, without denoting where.

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Facebook said last month that that it had found thousands of ads linked to Facebook accounts that likely operated out of Russian Federation and pushed divisive social and political issues during the USA presidential election.

Republicans and Democrats have acknowledged the sophistication in the Russian ad campaign.

"Even when we have taken all steps to control abuse, there will be political and social content that will appear on our platform that people will find objectionable, and that we will find objectionable", Facebook said in its blog post.

Burr said that Kushner's camp had responded to the letter to state they had in fact turned over "every email that was pertinent to the investigation". As a result, US authorities has raised many questions and calls for increased USA regulation for the website and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has been outlining steps that the company plans to take to prevent governments from abusing the network.

Facebook has answered the questions about Russian effect on the platform by declaring new policy amendments and unleashing gradually escalating amounts of advice about election advertisements.

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