Facebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked political posts


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  • Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017

Facebook's latest data on the Russia-linked posts

WASHINGTON: Facebook Inc said that Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts on the social network over a two-year period in an effort to sway US politics and that about 126 million Americans may have seen the posts during that time. 

Facebook's latest data on the Russia-linked posts – possibly reaching around half of the US population of voting age – far exceeds the company's previous disclosures. It was included in written testimony provided to US lawmakers, and seen by Reuters, ahead of key hearings with social media and technology companies about Russian meddling in elections on Capitol Hill this week.

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