Facebook has deleted hundreds of pages linked to the Kremlin-backed propaganda network known as Sputnik. The pages, allegedly operated by Sputnik employees, were made to look as though they were coming from outside of Russia. The Facebook pages helped spread propaganda about NATO and European politics, among many other topics.
For more than a year, we’ve heard that Russian operatives used Facebook groups and targeted ads to influence the 2016 US election and sow discord in the United States. Facebook has declined to release the ads to the public, but today, Democratic members of the House Intelligence Committee dropped a data dump of 3500 examples…