U.S. intel agencies expect Russia to escalate election meddling efforts

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U.S. intelligence agencies expect Russia to ramp up its efforts to meddle in the U.S. political system through hacking and social media manipulation, according to a worldwide threat assessment released Tuesday morning.

“Foreign elections are critical inflection points that offer opportunities for Russia to advance its interests both overtly and covertly,” says the assessment. “The 2018 U.S. midterm elections are a potential target for Russian influence operations.”

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