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Russia weaponised social media in US election: FireEye

Operation was a new and belligerent escalation by Moscow in the cyber domain, says chairman

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Mr DeWalt said that, even after the US election, there are few signs that Russia's actions are abating - creating a complicated, emerging challenge for the incoming Trump administration.

Washington

RUSSIA'S government didn't just hack and leak documents from US political groups during the presidential campaign; it used social media as a weapon to influence perceptions about the election, according to cybersecurity company FireEye Inc.

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