Facebook says it will hand Russian ads over to Congress:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a Facebook Live event Thursday afternoon to explain the company’s 9-point plan to deal with election interference.
“We are in a new world. It is a new challenge for internet communities to have to deal with nation states attempting to subvert elections, but if that’s what we must do then we are committed to rising to the occasion,” Zuckerberg said.
Facebook has already handed over copies of the ads and information about the relevant accounts to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
But it had not yet given the ads to Congress, despite having told congressional investigators more than two weeks ago that it had sold more than 3,000 ads to accounts linked to a Russian troll farm between June 2015 and May 2017.
North Korea Could Test Hydrogen Bomb Over Pacific Ocean, Says Foreign Minister:
North Korea could test a powerful nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to US President Donald Trump’s threats of military action, the country’s foreign minister has warned.
Hurricane Maria Rages On As Caribbean Residents Attempt To Pick Up Their Lives:
After devastating the US territory of Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria is tracking toward the Turks and Caicos Islands, and beyond that, the stretched out island chain of the Bahamas.
Attorney: Tests Show Aaron Hernandez Had CTE:
Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who took his life while serving a murder sentence in prison, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy — commonly known as CTE — attorney Jose Baez said Thursday.
The First Day Of Fall Is Here:
Yes, the season for chunky scarves, pumpkin-spiced everything and fantasy football is upon us. Fall, autumn, harvest season — whatever you call it — starts Friday, September 22, at 4:02 pm ET in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some interesting things to know about the season:
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