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Axios' Mike Allen sat down for an exclusive interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Thursday morning.

Why it matters: It was the first public interview of a senior Facebook executive since it was revealed Russian-backed groups bought election ads on the platform.

The conversation was held in front of a studio audience and broadcasted live on Facebook and axios.com.

Watch the full interview here.

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Allen digs in on Facebook's role in Russian election meddling. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
"Things happened on our platform in the election that should not have happened." - Sheryl Sandberg. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
Sandberg, a champion of women's rights in the workplace, discusses LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company's latest Women in the Workplace report. Photo: Chuck Kennedy
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