Disinfo: No evidence of Russian meddling in 2016 US presidential election

Summary

Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election have long been debunked.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative attempting to depict accusations of Russian meddling in Western democratic processes as factually unfounded and driven by "Russophobia".

Electoral interference by Russia has been extensively documented in numerous countries around the world. The independent research, media investigations and parliamentary inquiries point out to evidence linking Russian state actors with interference in various electoral processes, including the 2016 US presidential elections, Brexit vote, in the 2017 French Presidential elections, in the 2017 German Parliamentary elections, etc. The list of essential research and analysis about the Kremlin's election meddling effort can be found here.

The latest US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report found that the earlier Intelligence Community Assessment presented "a coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis for the case of unprecedented Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election".

See similar cases claiming that The notion of “Russian influence” in the US is an absurd conspiracy theory, or that Claims about Russia’s interference into US elections are unfounded, that Allegations of Russian meddling in US elections are absolutely insane, or that the West falsely accuses Russia of election meddling.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 217
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: election meddling, Robert Mueller, Manipulated elections/referendum, Donald Trump

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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