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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year. Photo: Noah Berger/AP

On Monday, Congressional investigators will receive Facebook ads bought during the 2016 presidential campaign by Russian operatives, the company says. Lawmakers will get roughly 3,000 ads purchased by a Russian troll farm that focused, in part, on divisive political issues. The company is also providing data on how the ads were paid for and targeted to users on Facebook.

The bigger picture: Facebook initially said it wouldn't hand over the ads, but it's under intense political pressure to provide as much information as possible as part of the probe into Russian election interference. Twitter also briefed investigators last week and is facing similar pressure. Lawmakers could choose to make details about the ads public.

Go deeper: What we've learned so far about how Russian operatives' alleged used social media to divide Americans.

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46 mins ago - Podcasts

Net neutrality on the line under Biden

Federal net neutrality rules are back on the table in the Biden administration, after being nixed by Trump, but now might be complicated by the debate over social media companies' behavior.

Axios Re:Cap digs into why net neutrality matters and what comes next with Nilay Patel, editor-in-chief of The Verge and host of the Decoder podcast.

House grants waiver for retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon

Defense Secretary nominee Lloyd Austin Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The House voted 326-78 on Thursday to grant retired Gen. Lloyd Austin a waiver to lead the Pentagon, clearing the way for the Senate to confirm President Biden's nominee for defense secretary as early as this week.

Why it matters: Austin's nomination received pushback from some lawmakers, including Democrats, who cited a law that requires officers be out of the military for at least seven years before taking the job — a statute intended to reinforce the tradition of civilian control of the Pentagon.

Amanda Gorman steals the show on Inauguration Day

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Axios Visuals

Poet Amanda Gorman by far generated the most average interactions on social media on Inauguration Day, according to exclusive data from NewsWhip.