08.21.18

Burr Statement on Facebook’s Identification of Additional Political Influence Pages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement in response to Facebook’s announcement that it has identified and removed additional accounts involved in a coordinated political influence campaign:

“This announcement reinforces what the Committee established in our recent, bipartisan hearing on the issue. Namely, that the goal of these foreign social media campaigns is to sow discord, that Russia is not the only hostile foreign actor developing this capability, and that addressing this threat requires technology companies, law enforcement, Congress, and the Intelligence Community working together. There is still much that needs to be done and I look forward to discussing it further at the Committee’s September 5th hearing.”