Moscow Mitch continues to pave the way for Putin, or China, or Iran in 2020

259
Gage Skidmore / Flickr Mitch McConnell...
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

The Democratic presidential candidates have been targeted by Russia in disinformation campaigns on Facebook’s Instagram say they didn’t know that had happened until Facebook announced it publicly.

Facebook and Instagram didn’t give advanced notice to the campaigns that these highly sophisticated attacks had happened. The posts from the Russia-based operation seemed targeted to battleground states and played on specific themes in the 2020 race tailored to damage the individual candidates, showing a nuanced understanding of the dynamics at play.” Ali Soufan, a former longtime FBI agent who has investigated election interference said that it was evidence the “Russians are repeating the same tactics they used during the 2016 election, but only growing more strategic in identifying divides and capitalizing on those divides to create fault lines in society and distrust between people and institutions.”

House Democrats have been trying to stay on top of these threats, and are meeting the brick wall of Moscow Mitch McConnell’s Senate. Last week, the House passed legislation to tighten up regulations on online political advertisements, making it harder for foreign actors to deploy them. McConnell has already said he won’t allow it on the floor, saying it “will not do anything to stop malign foreign actors.” Just like he’s sent his troops out to continue to block any election security fixes since the beginning of the year.

Meanwhile, the “threats are ongoing and persistent,” a senior intelligence official told the Post. “They’re more diverse. We have more actors on the field. In addition to Russia, there’s China, Iran, hacktivists, ransomware.” And by all appearances, that’s how McConnell wants it.

 

Thank you to all who already support our work since we could not exist without your generosity. If you have not already, please consider supporting us on Patreon to ensure we can continue bringing you the best of independent journalism.

Leave a Comment

3 Comments on "Moscow Mitch continues to pave the way for Putin, or China, or Iran in 2020"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Rutokin
Guest
Rutokin

Yerttle mcturttle is a menace to our democracy, with all the corrupt money he and his comrades have taken is ridiculous, why would any true American want to invite this of interference? He should be demanding more regulation from congress to help stop this. I hope that he gets his ass handed to him in his reelection campaign, people of Kentucky stand up against the Moscow minion

chris whitley
Guest
chris whitley

Of course Mitch and his buddy Barr are members of the federalists society. They have the idea of making a dictatorship. They thought trump would be perfect. Inexperienced,incompetent and just plain stupid. They get him in then enact their communist agenda. Only trouble is that trump screwed it up from the start. And being dumb criminal types didn’t count on the opposition to him either. Soon Mitch is going to cut his losses and move on. See if they can get someone for 2020.

Tim
Guest

Chris Whitley, that comment was as dumb as a socialist can be, congratulations.