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FBI Director Christopher Wray Says Russia Remains a Threat to 2020 Election

FBI Director Chris Wray on Friday said Russia still poses a significant counterintelligence threat to the U.S. and continues to use social media campaigns to try and influence American politics.

“They use social media … to try and spin us up and pit us against each other and to undermine Americans faith in democracy,” Wray said at an event at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington. “That’s not just in an election cycle threat. It is pretty much a 365 day a year threat.”

Wray said Russia used those tactics in the 2018 midterms but that his agency  saw “no material impact on election infrastructure or campaign infrastructure” during the election.

Read more at the Daily Beast

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