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Trump calls Facebook 'anti-Trump' after it aids Russia probe

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. President Donald Trump is calling Facebook "anti-Trump." His tweet Wednesday comes days after the social media company agreed to provide material to congressional investigators probing Russia interference in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
September 27, 2017 - 4:06 PM

WASHINGTON - Days after Facebook agreed to co-operate with Congress on its investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump criticized the social network for being "anti-Trump."

Trump tweeted: "Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @wapo were anti-Trump. Collusion?"

Facebook said last week it would provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators and make political advertising on its platform more transparent. Several committees are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded on his Facebook page saying the social media platform tried to be neutral in the election.

"Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump," he wrote Wednesday. "Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don't like. That's what running a platform for all ideas looks like."

Zuckerberg also defended the company's decision to co-operate with investigators. "We will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation and subvert elections."

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