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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:35 PM

Republican Senator Burr remembering Russia...


Russia is waging an information warfare campaign against the U.S. that didnít start and didnít end with the 2016 election. Their goal is to sow societal discord and erode confidence in the machinery of government.

Read the new Senate Intel report here:
Senate Intel Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Russiaís Use of Social Media
The Official U.S. Senate website of Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina

By flooding social media with false reports, conspiracy theories, and trolls, and by exploiting existing divisions, Russia is trying to breed distrust of our democratic institutions and our fellow Americans.

And other adversaries are following suit. 2/
Any solution has to balance Americaís national security interests with our constitutionally-protected right to free speech. 3/
Social media companies, federal agencies, law enforcement, and Congress must work together to address these challenges, and I am grateful for the cooperation our Committee has gotten from both the Intelligence Community and the tech industry. 4/
My hope is that by continuing to shine a light on this issue, we will encourage more Americans to use social media responsibly, as discerning and informed consumers. 5/

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