The Mueller investigation may not have pinpointed collusion between the Trump Administration and Russia, but for months evidence has been accumulating that the Kremlin did try to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. Facebook alone claims some 80-thousand Russian backed posts may have reached as many as 126 million Americans during the election season.
Those posts are created and distributed using privately held social media algorithms, so arcane that even the creators don't know for days or weeks who they reached and how. Making the results of those formulas public, argues the author, would go a long way toward shining a light on the shadowy fake news industry. Courtesy The New York Times.