His comments come after social media giant Facebook announced that it removed dozens of profiles, pages and groups originating in Russia and spread disinformation in order to influence politics.
FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed the meddling before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, noting that Russians used social media and “proxies, state media, online magazines” to harm Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
“We have what I consider media corruption. To believe that we are broadcasting on social media which is really wrong is really misleading the American people,” Durbin told ABC. “We need and should have a much better approach to this. I am worried about the outcome. “