Facebook has created a tool that will let users find out if they are following pages or accounts linked to Russian propaganda. The tool was announced by Facebook earlier, and it seems Facebook is finally ready to release it to the public. You can try out the tool from here, though it is only available to limited locations at the moment. That makes sense, since the tool is a result of Facebook’s controversial, and possibly unintended, involvement in the US elections.
The tool is a result of Facebook’s controversial, and possibly unintended, involvement in the US elections.
The tool is currently part of Facebook’s Help Center though, so the company isn’t making big efforts to make it visible. The tool is also available for Instagram accounts, and can be accessed by logging in to Instagram as well. It’s worth noting that while the tool will show you whether you followed these accounts, it will not tell you if you shared any of the content from their posts.
The company has been blamed for influencing the 2016 presidential elections in the US, which placed Donald Trump at the helm of the US government. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had originally ignored the same, though the company later admitted that organisations backed by Russia had indeed placed ads on its website, which reached more than 10 million people.