New York — Facebook said it planned on Monday to turn over to the US Congress copies of about 3,000 ads that the social network says were bought on Facebook likely by people in Russia in the months before and after the 2016 US election. Last month, in response to calls from US lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to hand over the ads to congressional investigators who are looking into alleged Russian involvement in the US presidential election, but he had left the timing unclear. The materials would be delivered on Monday, Facebook said on Sunday. Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has become a primary platform for internet political ads because it has a wide reach and gives advertisers powerful targeting capabilities. For that reason, it may possess valuable clues for US investigators. Facebook has already provided information about Russia-linked ads to US special counsel Robert Mueller, who is also investigating alleged election meddling, a source said last m...

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