• 3 Ways Russian-Linked Entities Stoked Controversy on Facebook, Twitter

    25 days ago - By Fortune

    New charges against a Russian national for allegedly trying to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and upcoming midterms reveal the creative techniques that Kremlin-linked groups have used to sow discontent among Americans.
    The Department of Justice said Friday that it filed criminal charges against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova for her alleged role with the Russian propaganda operation “Project Lakhta.” This operation, according to the complaint, oversaw multiple Russian-linked entities like the Internet Research Agency that lawmakers say spread fake news and ginned up...
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  • DOJ charges Russian accountant with targeting 2018 midterms

    DOJ charges Russian accountant with targeting 2018 midterms

    25 days ago - By Fast Company

    The Russians allegedly sought to further divide Americans around issues like race and immigration.
    In a federal criminal complaint unsealed on Friday, a Russian national named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova was charged in relation to an online influence campaign that targeted U.S. elections, including the 2016 presidential election, this year's midterms, and even the 2020 vote.
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