Lawmakers Are Pushing Facebook To Reach Out To Each U.S. User Who Saw Russian Propaganda
Lawmakers are pushing Facebook to reach out to each U.S. user who saw Russian propaganda
U.S. lawmakers nudged Facebook on Wednesday to inform individual U.S. users — millions in total — that they saw Russian propaganda on the site during the 2016 presidential election.
The call for the company to proactively alert these users originated at a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, where Facebook once again acknowledged that 140 million U.S. users — including on apps it owned like Instagram — may have seen posts, pages or other content posted by Kremlin-backed trolls.
Among the members of Congress to express interest the idea was Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the intel panel. Speaking with reporters …