Russia seeks to undermine support for Ukraine by interfering in US midterm elections


Richard Patterson

Russia is reportedly reactivating bots and trolls that influence election results ahead of the US midterm elections. Evgeny Prigozhin, a businessman who is close to President Putin, admitted to interfering in the election, saying, ``We interfered (in the election), we are still interfering, and we will continue to interfere.'' .

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Russia's meddling in elections in Western countries was known even before Mr. Prigozhin acknowledged it. A US Senate committee has shown the existence of a “Russiagate” that carried out attacks against the Clinton campaign.

``Russia helped the Trump camp by interfering in the 2016 presidential election,'' the US Senate Committee concludes-GIGAZINE

Prigogine has been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department on suspicion of election interference for funding an Internet research firm that operates bots and trolls used to induce and divide public opinion. . The State Department also offers a bounty of up to $10 million for information about Russian interference in American elections, including this Internet research firm.

Sam Greene, an expert on the issue, said Russia's move, unlike in the past, was not intended to create a political divide within the United States, but rather to undermine support for Ukraine after the election.・It is analyzed that it is to form an opinion that lowers.

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