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Justice Dept: We Caught Russians Meddling in Midterms

1 month ago   |   By Newser

The FBI has been warning for a while that the Russians would try to interfere in the midterms, and the Justice Department has just brought a criminal case alleging just that. The feds charged a 44-year-old Russian woman, Elena Khusyaynova, with conspiracy to defraud the US, reports the Washington Post...
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Russian woman charged with U.S. election interference

Russian woman charged with U.S. election interference

1 month ago   |   By The Morning Call

The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm election. The Justice Department unsealed the criminal complaint soon after U.S. intelligence agencies, in...
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Russian Woman Is Charged With Interfering in the U.S. Midterm Elections

1 month ago   |   By Time

The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm election.
The Justice Department unsealed the criminal complaint soon after U.S. intelligence agencies, in a rare public statement, asserted that Russia, China, Iran and other countries were engaged in continuous efforts to influence American policy and voters in the upcoming congressional elections and beyond.
The U.S. is concerned about the campaigns “to undermine confidence in democratic institutions...
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Woman linked to Russian `troll farm' charged with interference in 2018 midterm elections

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg, Russia, is accused of using using social media platforms to create thousands of social media and e-mail accounts that purported to be from Americans, to "amplify divisive social media and political content."
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First criminal case filed over Russian interference in 2018 midterms

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The Justice Department has brought its first criminal case over alleged Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections. Elena Khusyaynova, 44, a St. Petersburg, Russia-based accountant, was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to defraud the United States for taking part in a scheme to spend in excess of $10 million since the beginning of the year on targeted social media ads and web postings intended "to sow division and discord in the U.S. political system." Khusyaynova, who is not in U.S. custody, allegedly works for a Russia-based firm that special counsel Robert...
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