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Is Russia Interfering In Foreign Governments?
Russia is using
to disseminate fake news.
Russia used social media to interfere in the UK's
2016 Brexit referendum
in order to weaken the European Union - one of Russia's primary adversaries on the world stage.
Russia used social media to influence
Russia used social media to influence the US elections
People who are qualified to vote in national elections should have well-developed critical thinking skills. The existence of fake news is less of a problem than people who cannot distinguish between real and fake news.
While social media activity on the part of the Russian government is likely, there is
that Russia's social media presence alone could have swung important elections such as the Brexit referendum or the 2016 US presidential election.
There is no proof that the Russian government was involved. This is likely the result of private groups.