New Facebook tool will enable users to see propaganda pages they've liked

25 November, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Alicia Barber
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Facebook has created a tool that will allow users to see if they liked or followed any accounts linked to Russia's "Internet Research Agency" that intentionally spread misinformation leading up to the 2016 USA presidential election. The tool will possibly won't tell whether you saw or shared posts from the accounts, but will only indicate whether you have been engaged with them directly.

Facebook and Instagram users will be able to check to see if they liked or followed any of the pages created by the Russian troll farm.

Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim to Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election.

As it is, users will have to see a story about the tool and opt to head to it and check what they had seen.

Roughly 150 million Facebook users saw posts shared by pages belonging to the Russian propaganda organization known as the Internet Research Agency, Facebook previously told United States investigators.

It's another step - and so far, the most user-specific - in an effort to shed light on Russian meddling before and during the presidential election.

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This tool will be available by the end of 2017 and will cover the time period between January 2015 and August 2017, basically the entire duration of the US presidential election season.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has come out strongly against Russian interference, after first denying that his company had any undue impact on the election in which Donald Trump was elected president.

Facebook has also failed to address whether it will show people if they were targeted by Russia-paid political advertisements, which reached as many as 150 million users on Facebook and Instagram. US lawmakers have separately published some posts.

Earlier this month, Facebook testified in front of Congress about Kremlin-linked activity on its platform.

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who had asked for notifications, said Facebook's plan "seems to be a serious response" to his request.



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