Facebook said the portal is part of its continuing effort to "protect" its platforms and users from "bad actors who try to undermine our democracy". The issue of Russian digital influence has been so troubling and potentially so widespread, Congress even called top officials from Facebook (as well as Twitter and Google) to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in October.
Facebook has not defined whether "Russian linked" indicates association with the Russian government or simply with ethnic Russians or citizens of Russia.
The tool will arrive at the end of the month, displaying Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency pages and whether or not users have been following them.
It's Facebook's most direct effort to explain to users how they may have been affected by the IRA's postings, which reached an estimated 150 million people and stirred up controversy over gun rights, immigration, race relations and religion in the US, sometimes prompting real-world protests on both sides of a debate.
A spokesperson for Facebook told RT the service will apply specifically to Internet Research Agency accounts.
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"It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 USA election", Facebook said in its announcement Wednesday.
Users will be able to find the tool in Facebook's Help Center, under a section titled, "How can I see if I've liked or followed a Facebook Page or Instagram account created by the Internet Research Agency?"
When this tool will be available wasn't stated, nor further details about it such as whether all users will be pointed toward it. It won't work for users who saw posts from the accounts on their feed because a friend liked them or who saw them via paid advertisements.
As previously disclosed, these pages and accounts served as a way for Russian Federation to meddle in U.S. election affairs, using the accounts to, in some cases, fuel social issues and more.
The reveal is all a part of Facebook's attempt to make up for allowing Russian trolls to interfere with the election.