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"We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States," Coats said at a hearing on worldwide threats. "There should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations."
"Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee, adding that every facet of society is being targeted with cyber intrusions.
originally posted by: kurthall
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
It isn't just twitter bots, and social media, they used other methods too, some of which we don't know about yet. Its part of the investigation. U.S. Intel has said that the Russians used "sophisticated methods", Social media was just a part of how the Russians interfered, which apparently was successful considering how many times stories put out by Russians were shared among Americans, who believe anything they see on their screens.
Correct the Record was a super PAC founded by David Brock. It supported Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. The super PAC aimed to find and confront social media users who posted unflattering messages about Clinton and paid anonymous tipsters for unflattering scoops about Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, including audio and video recordings and internal documents.