Facebook has rolled out its new hub to help some users figure out if they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 USA presidential election.
More than 140 million people were likely exposed to Russia-linked propaganda during the election, so if it did happen to you, you're certainly not in the minority.
We've taken down fake accounts and Pages created by foreign actors attempting to interfere in the 2016 US Elections. It can't tell you if you were one of the people who saw this content because friends shared it in your news feed. Some of the pages and accounts promoted the candidacy of Donald Trump and criticized his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. 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. Rather, they appeared more focused on promoting specific messages or candidates than delivering actual information.
"The social media campaign was also created to further a broader Kremlin objective: sowing discord in the U.S.by inflaming passions on a range of divisive issues", Schiff said during a November hearing.
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Facebook has been criticized for being slow the acknowledge the extent to which its platform was used by Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Exiting a trio of hearings, lawmakers like Democratic Sen.
'We are taking action to be more transparent about the foreign interference in the 2016 US Elections, ' Facebook says on the page where users can check their account.
"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.
During a quarterly earnings call with analysts this month, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg addressed criticism over allowing disinformation and manipulation during the United States presidential election, just hours after the company's top lawyer faced a grilling at a Washington congressional hearing. Simply log in to your account, go to this page, and you'll be told whether or not you liked any Russian propaganda during the campaign.