Facebook announced that users would soon be able to scan their "likes" to check if they had chanced upon any pages linked to the foreign operatives that spread propaganda during the US presidential election in 2016.
"It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 United States election", Facebook said in a blog post.
The details: The social network said Wednesday that it will create a page on its support website that will tell a user which pages and accounts they followed on Facebook and Instagram that have been linked to a Russian troll farm involved in the election campaign.
The tool will be launched in December.
The tool will be available by the end of the year as "part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy", Facebook said.
We will remind, earlier accused the Agency to study the Internet from St. Petersburg to the spread of misinformation, aimed at splitting the American society before the presidential elections.
Russian Federation has repeatedly denied allegations that it attempted to influence the last U.S. presidential election, in which Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton.
Russian interference is now known to be widespread, going beyond Facebook and affecting Twitter and Google as well. However, since then the company has admitted to the presence of thousands of posts and paid advertisements created by Russian operatives. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal also called on the tech giants to alert consumers if they were exposed to the Russian-purchased content or ads.
As many as 126 million people could have been served posts on Facebook and 20 million on Instagram, the company says. The tool applies to users who followed or liked those accounts.
Facebook, in a statement, said it would let people see which pages or accounts they liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017 that were affiliated with the Internet Research Agency.
The best Trump tweets spawn joking imitations and the US President's tweet about Time magazine's Person of the Year did just that. TIME itself commented on the president's tweet to say that he was incorrect about their editorial process.
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