Facebook turns over Russian ad data to special counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTRK) -- The investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 U.S. presidential election continues in Washington.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team now have information about Russian ads that appeared on Facebook during the election.

Facebook turned over data related to the ads, in addition to a so-called Russian "troll farm" believed to be behind them.

The social media company told lawmakers last week that it identified about 3,000 ads that were linked to fake accounts.

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