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Facebook gave more Russian ad details to special counsel Mueller than to Congress

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Particular counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed assembly with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 on the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Fb gave particular counsel Robert Mueller extra data on Russian advert purchases than it offered to Congress final week, the Wall Avenue Journal reported on Friday, citing folks conversant in the matter.

The data offered to Mueller included copies of the advertisements, details about the accounts shopping for them and their concentrating on standards, the folks mentioned, in accordance with the report. The data offered to Congress included copies of the advertisements and patrons’ identities.

Former FBI Director Mueller was appointed by the Division of Justice to analyze Russian interference within the U.S. election.

Fb did not share that knowledge with Congress partly amid considerations it’d disrupt the Mueller probe and as a consequence of U.S. privateness legal guidelines, the folks mentioned, in accordance with the report.

The report mentioned a Fb spokesperson mentioned the corporate was persevering with to analyze and was cooperating with authorities, and spokesperson for Mueller declined to remark.

Fb and Mueller’s workplace did not instantly return CNBC’s emailed requests for remark, which have been despatched outdoors workplace hours.

For extra on the Fb knowledge investigation, see the total Wall Avenue Journal report.