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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:13 PM

Russia never stopped trying to sway elections and sow mistrust. Best thing to do is vote.

Last week, 12 days before the presidential election, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency alerted the public that Russia had targeted dozens of government and aviation networks, including some housing voter information, and had successfully stolen data from at least two servers.

This breach should certainly raise alarm bells, but it comes as no surprise to the disinformation community. Both the Mueller report and federal indictments detail how Russia has been systematically targeting voter information for years, including in 2016 when it attacked voter equipment manufacturers and hacked into county-level government computer systems in Florida and Illinois.

While political parties argue over whether or not Russian interference occurred in 2016, Russian influence operations have proceeded unchecked: Russia has used botnets to propagate false information, launched coordinated disinformation operations, and developed a network of fake journalists for hire to write articles critical of former Vice President Joe Biden.

And those are just the things we know about publicly.



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Reply Russia never stopped trying to sway elections and sow mistrust. Best thing to do is vote. (Original post)
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mitch96 Oct 2020 #1

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Mon Oct 26, 2020, 03:23 PM

1. Yup, back in 1960 the russians tried to "help" adlai stevenson with his election.he went to the FBI

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