In 2020, homegrown US disinformation surpasses Russian effort

Washington (AFP) – Russia’s coordinated effort to nudge Americans toward voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election caught social media companies flat-footed and remains a stain on the reputation of Facebook in particular.Four years later, the FBI and other American security officials — aware of interference but silent last time — are warning that Russia and Iran are meddling.But Russia’s actions — special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailed the Kremlin’s bias for Trump and antipathy toward Hillary Clinton in 2016 — and those of other countries are only part of the disi…

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