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Russian political advertising in Facebook saw 126 million Americans

Over the past two years 126 million us users could see the content posted in the social network Facebook the Russian «trolls,» reports The Washington Post.

According to the publication, the user Facebook will present these figures at the hearing in the U.S. Congress, which will take place on Tuesday, October 31.

80 thousand posts were published between June 2015 and August 2017. Most publications deal with the acute political and social issues.

Estimated to Facebook, this means that about 29 million people saw those posts in their «feed». However, since other users have shared these posts, the company expects that as a result of the publication of the Russian «trolls» could see in your Facebook 126 million users.

Twitter management also intends to testify that identified 2.752 accounts as belonging to the Russian secret service. 36.000 «bots» during the presidential election in the United States published 1.4 million tweets.

Google the day before for the first time admitted that Russian agents used the Google platform to influence the American electorate.

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Russian political advertising in Facebook saw 126 million Americans
31.10.2017

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