America has enemies that are very real and very active. And now, as our Presidential election approaches, these enemies are taking aim at the heart of our democracy – a free election.
According to a Reuters report, China, Iran and Russia are “using online disinformation and other means to try to influence voters, stir up disorder and undermine American voters’ confidence in the democratic process.”
William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said: “Many foreign actors have a preference for who wins the election, which they express through a range of overt and private statements; covert influence efforts are rarer. We are primarily concerned about the ongoing and potential activity by China, Russia, and Iran.”
However, Evanina pointed out the efforts would be very unlikely to manipulate voting results. “It would be difficult for our adversaries to interfere with or manipulate voting results at scale,” said the director.
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