Washington: Russia can influence public opinion through RT and Sputnik

In a joint statement of the Director’s office of the National Intelligence Agency, Ministry of Justice, FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security, the United States said that Russia, China, and Iran are “attempting” to undermine the institution of democracy and influence public opinion.

The statement is published on the website of the head of national intelligence.

“We are concerned about ongoing campaigns by Russia, China and other foreign actors, including Iran, to undermine confidence in democratic institutions and influence public sentiment and government policies. These activities also may seek to influence voter perceptions and decision making in the 2018 and 2020 U.S. elections.” reads the statement.

The document also states that social networks or “sponsoring certain content in English-language media such as RT and Sputnik” can be used for these campaigns.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that China represents a greater “threat” to elections than Russia.

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