Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation – The Washington Post

Here is a suggestion for Facebook to resolve the Russian election interference with an open and useful approach to helping customers understand the impact of the Russian disinformation campaign: Post to each user’s feed a “statement” (think bank statement) about whether they: 1.) Were exposed to a Russian-sourced article; 2.) Clicked on or viewed the article/video; 3.) Liked or shared the content. Then, let people learn from and share their lessons about what they trust on Facebook.

[T]he deletion of the posts and the related data struck Albright as a major loss for the world’s understanding of the Russian campaign. He still has the data and the posts for the six pages he examined, but as others become public, there will be no way for independent researchers or journalists to conduct a similar examination of any of the other 470 pages and accounts — or any others linked to Russia that may emerge over subsequent weeks or months.

Source: Facebook takes down data and thousands of posts, obscuring reach of Russian disinformation – The Washington Post

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