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Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:04 PM

Facebook now lets you check to see if you followed Russian propaganda

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/22/technology/facebook-russian-ads-tool/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom

Facebook rolled out on Friday a tool to let users see whether they liked or followed any Facebook pages or Instagram accounts created by the Internet Research Agency, the troll farm with links to the Kremlin that has sought to spread chaos in U.S. politics.

The tool, which Facebook had promised users in November, is available through the site's Help Center.

Facebook joined Twitter and Google in front of Congress last month to answer tough questions on how Russia used its platform to spread misinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The social network also with Congress shared more than 3,000 ads purchased by accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency. The company estimates about 10 million people in the U.S. saw the ads.

In all, Facebook (FB) estimates, as many as 150 million Americans may have been exposed to content from the Internet Research Agency. The majority of them may still never know that, however. Facebook's new tool only lets users know if they liked or followed a page associated with the group. It will not tell them if one of the page's posts appeared in their News Feed because a friend shared it, or if Facebook served them one of the ads that the IRA purchased. And the tool will only work for users on desktop, though many people access Facebook either primarily or solely on mobile devices.


Here's the link if you want to check: https://www.facebook.com/help/1991443604424859

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Reply Facebook now lets you check to see if you followed Russian propaganda (Original post)
IronLionZion Dec 2017 OP
superpatriotman Dec 2017 #1
ornotna Dec 2017 #2
Dem_4_Life Dec 2017 #3
meadowlark5 Dec 2017 #4
dalton99a Dec 2017 #5
Nailzberg Dec 2017 #6
Skittles Dec 2017 #7

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:06 PM

1. Negative

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:09 PM

2. You haven't liked or followed any pages or accounts from the IRA (Internet Research Agency).

Clear.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 22, 2017, 11:26 PM

3. I'm in the clear.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:27 AM

4. I'm clear too

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:29 AM

5. Kick

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:34 AM

6. All good here.

I figured I would be.

Next up they should make a tool that shows users how many pyramid schemes or snakeoil cures they're following.

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Sat Dec 23, 2017, 12:51 AM

7. LOL, and people actually trust FB "tools"?

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