Facebook's top lawyer said that close to 150 million people may have been reached by Russia-linked posts on Facebook and Instagram (which now owned by Facebook).
That’s no small number. The Internet Research Agency, a Russian “troll farm,” was found to be linked to 2,752 Twitter accounts, two Google accounts that spent $4,700 on Google ads, and 18 YouTube channels.
"We could've done more and we should've done more," said Kent Walker, Google senior vice president and general counsel.
No s***, Sherlock.
In one example brought to light by Senator Richard Burr, Russians “masqueraded on Facebook as both a pro-Islam ‘United Muslims of America’ group and an anti-Islam ‘Heart of Texas’ group, then scheduled opposing rallies on the same day in the same area of Houston.”
Both groups attended and conflict came to a head in the streets of Texas.
This goes way beyond causing dissent.