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Officials Issue Report Amid Biden Troubles

Here we are again!

Fresh off Biden’s debate performance and recent infighting inside the DNC, check out the latest talking point making the rounds.

NBC News is reporting that Russia’s efforts to influence this year’s U.S. election through information warfare have the same aim as in previous elections — to undermine President Joe Biden’s campaign and the Democratic Party and weaken public confidence in the electoral process, intelligence officials said Tuesday.

Russia’s election influence operations, which include covert social media accounts and encrypted direct messaging channels, are targeting key voter groups in swing states to exploit political divisions in the U.S. and erode support for Ukraine in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, officials with the Office of the Director National Intelligence, or ODNI, told reporters.

Are these the same type of experts that told us Hunter’s laptop was disinformation? Or are they like Biden’s economic experts that said inflation was “transitory?”

The ODNI official said: “We have not observed a shift in Russia’s preferences for the presidential race from past elections, given the role the U.S. is playing with regard to Ukraine and broader policy toward Russia.”

Despite the Mueller report, former U.S. intelligence officials and regional analysts say the Kremlin has long viewed Trump as more sympathetic to Russia, citing his frequently expressed skepticism toward the NATO alliance, his reluctance to criticize Putin, and his critical portrayal of Ukraine’s government.

The Justice Department said Tuesday that Russian actors had created an artificial intelligence-enhanced social media bot farm to spread disinformation in the U.S. and abroad. The U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands issued a cybersecurity joint advisory warning companies about the Russian social media bot farm and how to identify the technology it uses.

Russia, China, and Iran are the “Big Three” players when it comes to election influence efforts, the ODNI official said. “Russia is a pre-eminent threat, Iran is a chaos agent, and China is holding fire on the presidential race,” the official said.

“We are beginning to see Russia target specific voter demographics, promote divisive narratives, and denigrate specific politicians. Moscow seeks to shape electoral outcomes, undermine electoral integrity, and amplify domestic divisions,” the ODNI official said.

“To accomplish this, Moscow is using a variety of approaches to bolster its messaging and lend an air of authenticity to its efforts. This includes outsourcing its efforts to commercial firms to hide its hand and laundering narratives through influential U.S. voices,” the official said.

The media is picking it right up.

TDS is a hell of a disease.

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