Wired: Facebook Doesn’t Know How Many People Followed Russians On Instagram

Wired: Facebook Doesn’t Know How Many People Followed Russians On Instagram. “Facebook told Congress last fall that it had deleted 170 Instagram accounts linked to the [Internet Research Agency]. [Jonathan] Albright found 27 of the accounts, confirming they were Agency accounts by cross-referencing against Congressional exhibits or media mentions. He downloaded data on those sites in October using a social media analytics site called SocialBlade and found they had nearly 2.2 million followers combined. If such a small fraction of the total Instagram accounts had 2.2 million followers, how many followers did the Russian trolls have on Instagram altogether?”