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Facebook launches tool to see if you’ve liked or followed Russian disinformation

Facebook says that it’s “taking action to be more transparent about the foreign interference in the 2016 US Elections and how has a tool to help users figure out if they’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or Instagram account associated with Russia’s Internet Research Agency which has, according to Facebook, created about 470 fake accounts and pages with material designed to divide Americans.

In a separate announcement last week, Facebook said that it’s changing the way it alerts people to potential fake news. Gone are the red flags saying that a post is disputed, replaced by links to related articles and shed light on content that may be false.