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The US has latched onto the story of Russian hackers and trolls in part to divert attention from the eavesdropping on Rousseff and others

Summary of Disinformation

The US secret services have latched onto the fairy tales of Russian hackers and trolls in part to divert attention from the eavesdropping on [former President of  Brazil Dilma] Rousseff and others.

Disproof

There is numerous evidence of the work conducted by the internet trolls in Russia e.g. from the court cases when the previous employees of the "troll factory" have sued their employer. Facebook announced in September 2017, that it had found more than 3,000 ads addressing social and political issues that ran in the US between 2015 and 2017 and that appear to have come from accounts associated with a Russian entity known as the Internet Research Agency.

In the US, both the Congress and the FBI are investigating the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the election. Background: Reuters, Office of the Director of the National Intelligence assessment

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Reported in: Issue 84
Date: 08.10.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: US
Reported by: East Stratcom Task Force
Keywords: Dilma Rousseff, election meddling, Secret services, Elections
Disinforming outlet: Itogi Nedeli @NTV
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