Russia has been publishing English-language articles to spread COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections as it did in 2016. : worldnews

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Two officials from the secretive GRU military intelligence unit are running three websites which have together published 150 articles about the pandemic, the officials said.

A subsequent investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller found that Russia launched a “Sweeping and systematic” attempt to influence US voters.

On February 13, US intelligence officials told Congress that Russia was already meddling in the 2020 campaign by trying to drum up support for Trump, according to CNN and The New York Times.


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