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I'm in Seattle for GeekWire Summit. (More on that below). Meanwhile, Facebook will participate in an interview series with Axios, covering questions about the company, the 2016 election and the platform's broader role in social media. The series launches Thursday with an exclusive: Axios co-founder Mike Allen interviews Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in Washington. Watch via Facebook Live on Axios' Facebook page or Axios.com beginning at 9 am EST.

The series will cover the social, technological, political, economic, and privacy dimensions of platforms. Axios editors and reporters specializing in politics, tech, business and media will fully control the questions and the resulting coverage. The collision of these topics is the central focus of Axios' mission. All interviews will be on the record, and posted on Axios.

Facebook will link to the coverage on its Hard Questions blog, designed to explore difficult issues facing Facebook's global community.