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Federal Law Enforcement

Livestream: Justice Department to Hold Press Conference on ‘Significant National Security Matter’

The Justice Department will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. E.T. on Oct. 24 regarding a “significant national security matter.” Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to discuss “malign influence schemes and alleged criminal activity” perpetrated by a nation-state actor in the United States.

Russia and Eastern Europe

I Wrote About Russian Election Interference. Then I Was Trolled Online.

A colleague and I recently published an op-ed in Svenska Dagbladet, one of Sweden’s leading daily newspapers, about Russia’s attempts to influence elections in democratic countries. Among the Russian tactics we described was the use of “troll factories” to distribute misinformation. So perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised when we were attacked online, probably by Russian trolls, after our article posted.

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