Yes, we already heard Trump's remarks about Biden. https://t.co/ysxQhsApZN
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) August 7, 2020
We report, you decide!
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 8, 2020
… In an unusual public statement, William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said the three countries were using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters’ confidence in the democratic process…
Foreign adversaries also may try to interfere with U.S. election systems by trying to sabotage the voting process, stealing election data, or calling into question the validity of election results.
“It would be difficult for our adversaries to interfere with or manipulate voting results at scale,” Evanina said…
Evanina said “Kremlin-linked actors” also are trying to “boost President Trump’s candidacy via social media and Russian television.”
He said his agency assessed that China would prefer that Trump not win re-election, because Beijing regards him as too unpredictable.
He said China has been expanding efforts to influence U.S. politics ahead of the election to try to shape U.S. policy, exert pressure on U.S. politicians it regards as anti-China, and deflect criticism of China.
Evanina said Iran is likely to use online tactics such as spreading disinformation to discredit U.S. institutions and President Trump and to stir up U.S. voters’ discontent…
Many officials who oversee U.S. election technology and outside security experts now worry less about hacking in the elections than about misinformation and logistics such as a shortage of poll workers and slowdowns at the U.S. postal service.
JUST IN: In new statement, top counterintel official Evanina confirms what @kyledcheney and I reported last week: Intel officials believe “that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden” in runup to election. https://t.co/I11E6frl1D pic.twitter.com/t3EOOqYubU
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) August 7, 2020
The nation's top counterintelligence official came out and said that Rudy Giuliani's ally and the Kremlin are playing on the same team.https://t.co/3uOWZKnYGh
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) August 7, 2020
Rudy Giuliani has been wearing "I ??Putin" boxer shorts for a couple years now. https://t.co/KSv0BolyBZ
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) August 8, 2020
‘The last person Russia wants in office’ –
this is true just not in the way he thinks https://t.co/xKdvxe5lrM
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) August 8, 2020