Prevent Future Election Interference

  1. How about discussing what should be done and what is being done to prevent foreign government interference in United States elections?

    Recent articles:
    U.S. ‘taking steps' to prevent future Russian election interference, Haley says
    U.S. ‘taking steps' to prevent future Russian election interference, Haley says - The Washington Post
    Russia Is Still Exploiting America's Divisions
    A shadowy Russian reportedly offered to sell U.S. intelligence agencies an infamous video tape of the president...

    ... None of the new reporting gives any additional reason to believe that the pee tape is real. But it suggests Russian agents are taking advantage of American divisions over questions like the existence of compromising information about the president in order to keep the United States off balance.

    The Russian intermediary's attempt to sell dirt to American intelligence officials, wrote the Times' Matthew Rosenberg, "raised suspicions among officials that he was part of an operation to feed the information into United States intelligence agencies and pit them against Mr. Trump."
    Those agencies are deeply divided.
    The Intercept's James Risen reported, "U.S. intelligence officials are torn about whether to conduct any operations at all that might aid Mueller's ongoing investigation into whether Trump or his aides colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election."
    They fear, he continued, "blowback" from Trump if they got involved...
    Russia Is Still Exploiting America's Divisions - The Atlantic
    4 Ways The U.S. Could Fight Future Election Interference
    4 Ways The U.S. Could Fight Future Election Interference : NPR
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  3. by   herring_RN
    Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks
    The Trump administration on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, and for a cyberattack against Ukraine and other countries last year that officials have characterized as "the most destructive and costly" in history.

    Sanctions also were imposed on individuals known as "trolls" and the Russian organizations that supported their efforts to undermine the election. Additionally, the administration alerted the public that Russia is targeting the U.S. energy grid with computer malware that could sabotage the systems.

    Taken together, the moves represent the administration's most significant actions to date against Russia for its aggression against the United States...
    Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks - The Washington Post

  4. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from herring_RN
    Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks
    The Trump administration on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions on Russian government hackers and spy agencies to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, and for a cyberattack against Ukraine and other countries last year that officials have characterized as "the most destructive and costly" in history.

    Sanctions also were imposed on individuals known as "trolls" and the Russian organizations that supported their efforts to undermine the election. Additionally, the administration alerted the public that Russia is targeting the U.S. energy grid with computer malware that could sabotage the systems.

    Taken together, the moves represent the administration's most significant actions to date against Russia for its aggression against the United States...
    Trump administration hits Russian spies, trolls with sanctions over U.S. election interference, cyberattacks - The Washington Post

    What took so long?
  5. by   toomuchbaloney
    It takes a long time to pull threads when leading to Russian interference when so many of the Russis threads are connected in some way to Trump.
  6. by   azhiker96
    I think it's as likely we can prevent foreign interference in US elections as it is to prevent US interference in foreign elections.

    The simple act of a world leader stating his opinion falls into the realm of interference. Everything else from campaign money to fake news to hacked private political emails is just stronger influence.

    I don't like fake news but I do think Wikileaks provides a valuable service when they expose hidden truth no matter who is doing the foul deeds.

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