Facebook agrees to disclose ads that ran in the U.S. in 2016 from accounts associated with a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency to United States Congressional investigators. Earlier, this information was provided to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Tech giant was under significant criticism for how it may have allowed Russians to affect the election outcome
CBS News (Image)
Facebook announces that it has suspended 32 accounts it believes intended to influence the 2018 mid-term elections in the United States. The company says while it is uncertain who operated these accounts, at least one is linked to the Russian-based Internet Research Agency. 2018-07-31 (Context: American, Facebook, Internet Research Agency, Russia)
The United States imposes sanctions on twelve Russian owned companies, a Russian arms exporter, and a bank. The U.S. cites multiple reasons, including Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and military engagements in Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria, among others. 2018-04-6 (Context: American, Russia, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections)
Business leaders from various U.S. companies, including Facebook, Marriott International, JPMorgan Chase, and Microsoft, lobby to members of Congress to work on a permanent solution for DREAMers to stay legally in the country, many of whom are their employees. 2017-09-6 (Context: American, Facebook, congressional candidates)
The United States Department of Justice has requested Moscow-based Russian media channel RT America to register as a foreign lobbying firm in the United States. 2017-09-12 (Context: American, Russia, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI's investigation of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election. 2017-05-17 (Context: Robert Mueller, Russia, Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections)