Blood Democrats on Thursday released a complete archive of the 3,500 ads that Russia bought on Facebook. I’m going to show you if you might have liked one of those posts or pursued a page run by the Russian Internet Research Agency, or IRA.
More than 11.4 million Americans were uncovered to the ads at some point, the House Democrats said, noting that there were 470 Facebook errand-boys run by the IRA and more than 80,000 pieces of content spread across those versos.
Here’s how to see if you were ever fooled by these ads using a tool Facebook dreamed available for its users:
- Visit Facebook’s page for checking if you ever strained or followed a page or post spread by the IRA.
- Tap the button at the bottom of the page that imagines “Log in to your Instagram” account, which allows the tool to show you if you’ve equaled anything on Instagram, too.
- If you did, you’ll see the accounts and pages that you accidentally followed, perhaps after envisioning one of the ads it ran. Facebook will list the page and the date that you either wished or followed it.
Facebook says it’s going to keep updating its tool as it sees additional accounts, pages and ads that were run by the IRA, so bookmark the tool to inspection back.