Facebook will implement the additional tests for the buyers of the advertisements due to the concerns that Russia will interfere into the election process to the US Congress in 2018 through the fake or paid off the news as Associated Press reported.
The users who want to post the advertisement with the names of candidates of the US Congress election should pass the additional test and to enter the automatically generated password from the picture to continue the purchase of the advertisement. The representatives of Facebook think that in such way they can secure the social network against bots that publishes the advertising. The additional check will be implemented during the interim election in November 2018.
The representatives of the company reported that about 3, 000 advertisements connected with Russia were found on Facebook and Instagram. All of them were published before and after US presidential election in 2016.
As we reported in the framework of the investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the U.S. has accused 13 Russian citizens.
The statement accuses Internet Research Agency also known as Russian “troll factory”. There are 13 people on the list who are believed to have aided the organization in spreading propaganda: Mikhail Bystrov, Mikhail Burchik, Aleksandra Krylova, Anna Bogacheva, Sergey Polozov, Maria Bovda, Robert Bovda, Dzheyknuh Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Gleb Vasilchenko, Irina Kaverzina, and Vladimir Venkov, and Evgeniy Prigozhyn.