The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spoke about how Russia, China, and other countries are trying to influence American elections. Recommendations for the November presidential election were published on the website of the FBI office in San Francisco.
According to representatives of the department, the actions of the US opponents are mainly aimed at undermining the credibility of American democratic institutions. To do this, countries like Russia use three main methods: cyberattacks, disinformation on social media, and posting political advertisements on behalf of American citizens.
The FBI explained that the enemies of the United States are using current social issues that are causing divisions in American society in order to sow doubts, deceive, or upset the people of the country.
Previously favorite of the US presidential race, Democratic candidate Joe Biden, named Russia as the main threat to the American elections. According to Biden, many countries in the world want to destabilize the situation with the elections in the United States, but it is Russia that is working on this most diligently and constantly.
Russia has been repeatedly accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. American journalists and officials claimed that вЂњRussian hackersвЂќ had stolen Democratic correspondence and published it on the Internet, and also tried to infiltrate the electronic counting system. In addition, Putin was accused of personally convincing Trump that Ukraine interfered in the American elections.