U.S. Senate releases report on Russia’s influence in 2016 election

An Internet investigation agency was damaging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the report said.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has released a new report saying hackers from the Internet Research Agency helped Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, at the behest of Russian authorities. This is stated in the report. The published second part of the report confirms that the troll factory of the Internet Research Agency sought to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, damaging Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

It is noted that the report describes the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. It is also stressed that before the 2020 US presidential election, the Russian authorities may try to influence the results of the vote again.

The report also calls on tech firms to provide all information to government agencies to thwart disinformation efforts abroad, and for lawmakers to consider legislation to facilitate such exchanges. The document also calls on the executive branch to establish an inter-agency task force to monitor and prevent attempts to interfere in elections by foreigners on the Internet.

According to the committee, the intervention was carried out by the Internet Research Agency, which is based in St. Petersburg and belongs to businessman Evgeny Prigozhin, who is close to the Kremlin.

Earlier it was reported that after Lavrov’s visit to the White House, the U.S. removed a top spy from Russia.

It also became known that the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Trump’s possible pressure on Greensky.