Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

How to see which Russia-backed links you 'liked' on Facebook

Facebook's new tool tells if you were duped by Russian trolls during 2016 election Facebook now lets you check to see if you followed Russian propaganda
Kenny Thornton | 23 December, 2017, 02:27

Facebook has released a new tool to tell users if they liked or followed posts considered part of a Russian effort to meddle with last year's United States election.

If liked propaganda is identified, you'll see the account it involves, as well as the date that you either liked the content or followed a Russian propaganda Facebook Page (or Instagram account).

The company has ads on Google directing users who search "Facebook Russian" to its page on "foreign interference" which links to the new tool, the spokesman noted. Now there's a tool that will let you know.

The agency is seen as a Russian resource for spreading propaganda online, and almost 150 million Facebook and Instagram users may have seen paid ads and organic posts distributed by the Kremlin-linked organization in St. Petersburg.

Google, Twitter and Facebook have come under fire for allowing the spread of bogus news - some of which was directed by Russian Federation - ahead of the 2016 USA election and in other countries. While you can view a list of accounts you yourself have liked or followed, it doesn't highlight any specific content you have may interacted with or any content that may have wound up in your news feed courtesy of shares and likes from others in your network.

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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.

The feature was created following a push from lawmakers, such as Sen.

This is Facebook's attempt to do that, though the company is unveiling the new portal at an interesting time: The Friday before the Christmas holiday, which is usually reserved for unflattering news dumps.

For its part, Google told Sen.

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