Why it’s still in Russia’s interest to mess with US politics

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US officials and tech companies say Russians have continued online activity targeted at American voters during the campaign for Tuesday’s election, though Russia denies any interference.

So far US authorities haven’t announced any huge hacks or the kind of multipronged campaign suspected in the 2016 election, and it’s hard to judge whether the more recent Russian actions have any link to the Kremlin or will have any electoral impact.

US elections interference fits into a yearslong effort by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin to take revenge over what’s seen as the US-led humiliation of post-Soviet Russia.

Sweeping accusations that the Kremlin tried to sway the 2016 US election haven’t chastened Russian trolls, hackers, and spies — and might even have emboldened them.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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