Facebook reportedly gives Mueller records of fraudulent accounts for Russian Federation investigation

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Facebook has turned over to Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller more specific information about Moscow ad purchases than it did to congressional investigators last week, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported Facebook's latest disclosures. Facebook's policies in the past have been that they would only turn over "stored content" of an account, including messages and location.

Facebook hasn't shared the same information with Congress, largely because of concerns about disrupting the Mueller probe, and possibly breaking US data privacy laws, the Journal said.

The reason that Facebook hasn't turned over the same information to Congress is that the company was concerned about "disrupting the Mueller probe", the report stated.

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The report said a Facebook spokesperson said the company was continuing to investigate and was cooperating with authorities, and that a spokesperson for Mueller declined to comment.

Those funds bought more than 5,000 ads on Facebook, the company said.

"Mueller clearly already has enough information on these accounts-and their link to a potential crime-to justify forcing [Facebook] to give up the info", former Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa told Business Insider.

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Facebook Inc, under pressure over its role in possible Russian meddling in last year's USA presidential election, said it plans an election integrity initiative to protect Canada's next vote from cyber threats. Evidence has come to light in recent months that people connected to the Russian government used social networks and other media in various ways in attempts to sway public opinion in favor of the Republican candidate, Donald J. Trump, over the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Mark Warner, the Virginia Democrat who co-chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last week that Twitter officials would soon talk with congressional investigators about Russian activity on its platform, the Journal reported.

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