October 2, 2017 / 11:26 PM / a year ago

Facebook says about 10 million U.S. users viewed Russian-sponsored ads

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said that about 10 million individuals in the United States had viewed Russian ads that it had shared with the U.S. Congress on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: The Facebook application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

"Most of the ads appear to focus on divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum, touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights", Facebook said in a blog post. bit.ly/2xMqHRB

Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler

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