Oct 31, 2017

Russia-linked posts 'reached' 126m Facebook users in US

Facebook has said as many as 126 million American users may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based operatives over the last two years. Facebook released the figures ahead of a Senate hearing where it - together with Twitter and Google - will detail Russia's impact on the popular sites. The latest figures released by Facebook have been seen by Reuters news agency and the Washington Post newspaper. Facebook said they were posted by a Russian company linked to the Kremlin. "These actions run counter to Facebook's mission of building community and everything we stand for," wrote Facebook's general counsel Colin Stretch, Reuters reports.

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