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US election campaign: Senators fear further interference from Russia

There is great agreement in the US Senate that the US election was influenced by Russia. MEPs warned against further attempts at the Congress election of 2018.

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US election campaign: Senators fear further interference from Russia

In opinion of United States Senate Secret Service Committee, Russia has tried to influence US presidential election last year. In panel re was a great consensus about it, said Republican committee Chairman RichardBurr. In US, electoral systems of 21 states were insVisier taken. It will be investigated wher re was a vote between government in and and electoral team of today's US President Donald Trumpgegeben.

The government in Russia has rejected Vorwürfestets. But US secret services have long been certain that re have been attempts to influence Russia in election campaign. To what extent and in what form, this is investigated in several committees and by specially appointed special Robert Mueller. The members of Senate have now set first results.

The highest ranked Democrat in Intelligence Committee, Senator Mark Warner, said re was a great consensus that Russians had access to political files and published this information to influence presidential election.

No manipulation of election result

Russia has taken advantage of social networks to gain a targeted influence. However, it was not to tamper with Wahlergebnissesgekommen, said committee chairman Burr. Warner called on companies like Facebook zurKooperation. "Companies are increasingly understanding that ir Handelnmit must match what y say in ir statements." On November 1, representatives of Google, Facebook and Twitter will be heard before Committee.

The Committee members also warned that such an influence could also be repeated in next year's congressional elections. Furrmore, not only US is affected. There were auchBedenken in France, Nerlands and in Germany, SagteWarner.

The Committee does not yet have any final findings. So far, committee has heard more than 100 people at all political levels and has sifted 100,000 documents. More 25Vernehmungen are planned for October alone.


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