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House Intel leaders to release Facebook ads purchased by Kremlin-linked groups

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday they will soon make public the Facebook ads that were purchased by Kremlin-linked groups as part of Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who is leading the panel's Russia investigation, said the committee will release about 3,000 ads provided to the panel by Facebook. He said the release will probably not come before a Nov. 1 public hearing the committee is holding with executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google. "We will do that as quick as we can," Conaway said of the release. That hearing will focus on how Russians exploited social media sites to try to influence the election. Facebook recently revealed that K ...