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China, Russia, Iran tried to meddle in 2022 midterms: U.S. intel report

Posted on AllSides December 20th, 2023
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2022 Elections, Russia Meddling, China, Iran, US Intelligence
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China, Russia and Iran all sought to meddle in the 2022 U.S. elections, using covert manipulation operations and hidden online influence efforts to misinform and try to sway voters, according to a newly declassified intelligence community report.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence published the intelligence community’s assessment that China targeted Congress, Iran boosted leftist causes and candidates, and Russia sought to agitate conservatives ahead of the November 2022 elections. The moves marked an intensification of election meddling by America’s global adversaries.

Chinese government leaders repeatedly instructed officials to focus on Congress. State-linked hackers scanned more than 100 state...

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