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Russian-linked Facebook content: How to check if you were duped

Russian-linked Facebook content: How to check if you were duped

"I appreciate Facebook's stated commitment to addressing this pernicious problem, but much more is necessary to protect against the kind of destructive disinformation campaign Russian Federation mounted during the last election", Blumenthal said in a statement emailed to The Hill on Friday.

Facebook has said that an estimated 150 million people on Facebook and its subsidiary, Instagram, saw ads that were created and paid for by a Russian propaganda firm. Meaning, if you Liked a status or followed a page from your friends' Newsfeed, Facebook's tool is utterly useless. Most of these propaganda related posts, according to TNW, were centered on gun control, LGBTQ issues, race and religion. Some of the pages and accounts promoted the candidacy of Donald Trump and criticized his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. It will tell you if you inadvertently liked or followed such Pages.

A principal architect of such "fake news" is believed to be the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company that is alleged to have used social networking sites to influence public opinion in the United States through fakes accounts and proxy publications.

Facebook has been criticized for being slow the acknowledge the extent to which its platform was used by Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

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Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations earlier this year in a major initiative aimed at identifying "trustworthy" news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation.

"Do you not also have an obligation to let those folks know that that was a hoax, that - or at least inform them who was behind that sponsored advertisement", Rep. (D-Ala.) asked Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch during the November House hearing.

Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the "Trust Project" with some 75 news organizations to tag news stories which meet standards for ethics and transparency. To further clear your doubts and enforce its claims, the social media giant launched the new portal where you can see if you have engaged with Pages linked to Russian trolls.

'Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well, ' Zuckerberg said. Currently, users may only use the feature on the desktop version of Facebook. It only shows you the content the Russian entity targeted at you directly.

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