It will not help those who might have seen Russian propaganda because it appeared in their News Feeds as a result of their friends "liking" it. Recode also states that users who saw any of the approximately 3,000 ads purchased by the organization before the 2016 elections won't benefit from the portal either.
Creation of the new tool comes in the face of Congressional pressure on Facebook and other internet giants to let users know if they were exposed to Russian propaganda prior to the election. "It's why we build tools and provide education that put people in control of their privacy, and why we continually engage with policymakers about the best ways to protect people, create jobs, build community and promote innovation".
Skeptics of the potential impact the ads had on the election have noted that the estimated $46,000 worth of Facebook advertisements purchased by the Internet Research Agency was dwarfed by the tens of millions of dollars in Facebook ads bought by the Trump campaign and that of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Facebook will start alerting users who "liked" a page that has been linked to Russian Federation, the company says.
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Now that Facebook has acquiesced to the demands of US Congress and handed over its data, the company is focussing on helping those who were tricked by Russian propaganda in the first place.
It's thought that around 146 million people may have seen Russian propaganda on social media platforms before and after the 2016 USA election.
In the end, Facebook declined to say Wednesday exactly how many users could actually take advantage of its new transparency hub, though it is likely in the millions.
Facebook will only be showing people the names of the pages and accounts, not the content.
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The main issue is that the portal will only help users who followed one of the Internet Research Agency's pages or accounts directly on either Facebook or Instagram.
Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, called Facebook's move "a very positive step".
Although the social media giant initially stated it wanted to keep itself separate from the content posted on its site, the numbers and results of the 2016 USA elections made it impossible to ignore the problem.
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