Facebook: during the election, 126 million Americans received information, created by Russia

Facebook: during the election, 126 million Americans received information, created by Russia

126 million Americans-about one-third of the population could become victims of media propaganda on Facebook. According to the company, this is the number of users until the elections of 2016 have received messages from pages supported by Russia.

Today, 30 October, Facebook filed a judicial Committee of the Senate prepared testimony that about 29 million Americans directly receive content from 80 thousand messages that were sent out of the 120 fake pages belonging to the Russian representatives. About it reports NBC News.

Facebook: during the election, 126 million Americans received information, created by Russia

After the users «rasshirili» sent information, their number increased three times , and could reach an estimated 126 million.

Facebook General counsel Colin Stretch provided this information the investigation prior to the hearing, which will take place tomorrow. Recall, it will be attended by representatives of major companies-giants in the field of technology Facebook, Google and Twitter.

Dave Karpf, Professor media and technology studies, George Washington University, believes that this is a problem, but it is unlikely to affect the outcome of elections.

Stretch said that the page is supported by Russia violated company policy and was blocked. «We have closed these accounts and continue to figure out how they were able to abuse our platform,» reads the testimony of a lawyer.

Recall, Facebook found 470 fake accounts and pages created in the period from June 2015 until may 2017 on the territory of Russia. According to the estimates of the costs of advertising amounted to about 100 thousand dollars.

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