The Washington Post said Facebook commented that it has come forward at “every opportunity” to disclose links to fake news items. A spokesperson for Obama declined to comment, the newspaper said.

According to the article, Facebook initially discovered elements of the Russian information operation in June 2016 and notified the FBI, but efforts to address and fix the problem lagged as the company and the government struggled to figure out a gameplan.

The full Washington Post report can be read here.

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