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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-1 9:23 AM 
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Russian Operatives Spreading Coronavirus Disinformation, U.S. Officials Say

A trio of websites have reportedly been used by Russian intelligence operatives to spread anti-American views and disinformation about the pandemic.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian intelligence operatives are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service known as the GRU have been identified as responsible for a disinformation effort directed at American and Western audiences, U.S. government officials said. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The information had previously been classified, but officials said it had been downgraded so they could more freely discuss it. Officials said they were doing so now to sound the alarm about the particular websites and to expose a connection between the sites and Russian intelligence.


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From: YWN666 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-1 9:24 AM 
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This disinformation campaign only helps Trump, of course. Does anyone have to wonder why Trump won't say anything negative about Putin?

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