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Facebook identifies fake accounts by Kremlin-linked firm

Disclosure adds to evidence of Russian bid to influence US presidential election

Special counsel Robert Mueller and the Senate and House intelligence committees are investigating Russian intervention in the US election.

San Francisco

PROVIDING new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed on Wednesday that it had identified more than US$100,000 worth of divisive ads on hot-button issues purchased by a shadowy Russian company linked to the Kremlin.

Most of the 3,000...