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FBI: Disinformation Campaigns Seek to Exploit Capitol Siege

January 18, 2021

The U.S. Capitol siege is being exploited for disinformation purposes ahead of Inauguration Day by Russia, Iran and China, intelligence officials warn.

A “joint threat assessment” released on Thursday by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and eight other agencies warns that “Russian, Iranian and Chinese influence actors have seized the opportunity to amplify narratives in furtherance of their policy interest amid the presidential transition,” CNN reported, citing a copy of the memo it obtained.

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