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Iran, Russia accused of influencing US vote

2020-10-22T17:28:37.948Z

These two countries have acquired electoral lists, according to the director of intelligence. Tehran would like to "harm" Trump.



Sworn enemy of the American administration, is Iran trying to push American voters not to vote Donald Trump on November 3?

Yes, according to the Director of US Intelligence John Ratcliffe.

Tehran sent emails "aimed at intimidating voters, inciting social unrest and harming President Trump," John Ratcliffe said at a press conference, during which he also accused Russia of having obtained American electoral rolls.

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US agencies have gathered reports that Iran plans to step up its hacking operations in the coming days, the

New York Times said

.

The data acquired by Tehran and Moscow are, for the most part, in the public domain and could have been obtained via hackers operating on the "dark web" (underground internet), however, temper other specialists.

In the last presidential election in 2016, Russia had already tried to influence the result.

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Source: lefigaro

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