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The story was same in Wisconsin where Trump won by a tight margin of 22,700 votes.

White House officials could not be reached for comment, but have long said there was no collusion with Russian Federation. The social media giant had already provided the ads to special counsel Robert Mueller. The company has also revealed that an estimated 10 million people in the US saw the ads, which Facebook sold for $100,000. Facebook says those accounts are being deactivated.

The committee, along with several others in Congress, is also investigating any connections between the Russian meddling and President Donald Trump's campaign. The President and senior White House officials have long insisted they did not collude with Russian Federation.

California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that the contents of the Russian-linked ads should be made public. The committee is examining Russian efforts to push out social media messages on Twitter and Facebook.

North Carolina Republican Sen.

"It's not a practice we're going to get into", Burr said.

However, Committee Co-Chair Mark Warner said the committee is looking into issues surrounding the release and access of such ads during political campaign races "just like radio TV or newspapers" allow. Federal authorities notified 21 states last month that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 presidential election, around a year after the efforts were first discovered.

The company said on Monday that it would adjust its policies further "to prevent ads that use even more subtle expressions of violence".

"I believe they are recognizing that threat now", Warner said.



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