>> Facebook will build a web page that will inform users whether they've inadvertently followed or liked Russian propaganda accounts. The announcement on Wednesday comes after the social network said much of the propaganda on its site came from a Russian organization called The Internet Research Organization. According to researchers, the St. Petersburg based organization employs hundreds of people to push pro-Kremlin content under phony social media accounts.
>> Do you believe that any of your companies have identified the full scope of Russian active measures on your platform? Yes, or no?>> Senator, our investigation continues. So I would have to say, no. Certainly not with certainty.>> Facebook, Google, and Twitter are facing a backlash after saying that Russian groups used their sites to spread divisive messages among Americans in the run up to the 2016 US election.
Facebook said as many as 126 million Facebook users and 20 million Instagram users may have seen posts or pages linked to Russian propaganda. The move by Facebook was cheered by US lawmakers, although the website falls short of demands that Facebook individually notify users about propaganda posts or ads they were exposed to.