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

So many Russian memes on Facebook so little time

The new tool by Facebook focuses exclusively on content supposed to have been created by the IRA, indicating if a person followed or liked a page or account that was controlled by it.

Facebook's tool that will show you if you liked or followed fake Russian accounts spreading falsehoods during the 2016 presidential election on Facebook or Instagram launched Friday.

The accounts spread posts on race, religion, gun rights, gay rights, immigration and other hot-button issues.

Although there's a general consensus that the Russian government preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, the ads that Russian operators bought, which you can view here, were not uniformly pro-Trump. However, what you may not know is whether or not you personally ended up seeing any of those posts.

'We've taken down fake accounts and Pages by the Internet Research Agency and have shared this information with Congress'.

"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.

Check now to see if you liked any Russian troll accounts on Facebook
New Facebook tool reveals if your account was a pawn in the Russian propaganda game

Last September, Facebook had in an official statement indicted Russian Federation of influencing the 2016 USA election won by President Donald Trump.

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.

The tool is a part of ongoing effort to help users understand how foreign actors tried to divide voters by sowing seeds of mistrust before and after the last United States election.

'Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well, ' Zuckerberg said. Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits'. Currently, users may only use the feature on the desktop version of Facebook. You'll either see a message saying you didn't follow any of the pages or you will get a list of the pages you followed as well as the date you followed them.

Facebook has said it would be "challenging" to find and notify every single user that may have seen content or ads generated by Russian agents.

'What they did is wrong and we are not going to stand for it'.




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