The claim that Russia “reactivated the trolls” is meant to explain the Democrats’ impending electoral defeat, a senior official claims.
The claim that Russia deployed “trolls and bots” to meddle in the US midterm elections is just an attempt by the Democratic Party to preemptively explain away its likely defeat, Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has said.
“US Democrats are at it again, accusing Russia of election meddling. We saw the same thing in 2016, when [Donald] Trump became the president of the United States.” the senior official noted on social media Monday.
“American voters don’t vote Democrat solely because of the issues that arose because of them. They should be held accountable.” the suggested.
The senior lawmaker was referring to a New York Times (NYT) report on Sunday, which detailed US claims. “cybersecurity researchers” that the Russian government was carrying out “information operations to influence US elections”.
“The campaigns show not only how vulnerable the American political system remains to foreign manipulation, but also how disinformation purveyors have evolved and adapted to efforts by major social media platforms to remove or downplay false or false content. misleading.”, reported the NYT.
Allegations of Russian election meddling have been a cornerstone of Hillary Clinton’s campaign efforts to explain why she failed to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 election. She accused him of “collusion” with Russia to enter the White House.
Trump’s tenure was marred by the allegations, which were vigorously promoted by media hostile to the president. Special counsel Robert Mueller investigated the suspicions, but his 2019 report did not reveal any conspiracy between Trump and Russia.
Moscow denied interfering in US domestic politics and said it was being used as a scapegoat in US political battles.
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