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Facebook earnings hit record, despite Russia probe

Noah Berger / AP

Facebook continued to beat investor expectations on revenue, profit, user growth and advertising growth Thursday, despite facing one of its toughest PR quarters as a company, with probes into Russian meddling into the election on its platform a topic of national conversation.

Why it matters: Their business is exploding despite the Russia hype and concerns earlier this year about ad load slowing due to News Feed saturation.