Well, well, well, there are reports from multiple news sources that US Intelligence Officials recently warned elected leaders in a closed door meeting that Russia is currently meddling in the 2020 election with the purpose of helping Donald Trump get reelected.
No surprise here.
Apparently Russia is also trying to help the Sanders campaign as it tries to spread division and discord in this country.
The reality is that Russian cyber assaults have never stopped. But now they are focusing on the upcoming election.
While Sanders is recognizing and criticizing Russian efforts, it’s disturbing how Trump has not held Russia accountable and has even denied Russian interference occurred in the 2016 election despite the fact that every single American Intelligence agency says Russia did.
We need leadership from the White House to coordinate efforts to stop this, but such leadership appears to be severely lacking.
Hopefully the Intelligence Community will still try their best to counter Russian interference anyways; though, without proper leadership and coordination from the Administration, their efforts will not be as effective as they could be.
We all need to be careful about what information we share on Social Media because false information being planted on Facebook and other platforms is a major tactic Russia is using.
Double check information from independent, reputable sources before sharing posts. Be especially careful with controversial or outrageous posts.
Just because you want a post to be true, doesn’t mean that it is.
We must all be vigilant in trying to minimize the damage Russian meddling might do.
We, the American people should choose our next president.