Senate report details foreign meddling in 2016 election
Excerpt: Tuesday's report concluded that Russian activities were focused largely on socially divisive issues like race, immigration, and guns, in "an attempt to pit Americans against one another and against their government." It also found the Russian efforts targeted black Americans more than any other racial group. "Russia is waging an information warfare campaign against the U.S. that didn't start and didn't end with the 2016 election," said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. "By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans." The senators pointed out that China, North Korea, and Iran are following Russia’s playbook. The nation's intelligence chiefs have also warned about the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election. [About October 2016, before the election, my daughter asked me if I thought the Russians were trying to help Trump. I told her then, and still believe now, that I didn’t think they cared much, one way or the other who won, they just wanted to sow discord among us and divide us however they could. I think they’ve succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. And, they’re still doing it, and won’t stop. For anyone who wants to read the actual unclassified bipartisan report–all 85 pages of it–here’s a link: REPORT
OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE UNITED STATES SENATE ON RUSSIAN ACTIVE MEASURES CAMPAIGNS AND INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION VOLUME 2: RUSSIA'S USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA (pdf) https://www.intelligence.
senate.gov/sites/default/ files/documents/Report_ Volume2.pdf
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