Russia is spreading COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections.
- Russia is creating fake news articles about COVID-19 and aiming them at Americans, US officials told The Associated Press (AP).
- They said that Russia's secretive GRU military intelligence unit runs three websites that have produced 150 articles about the pandemic, many critical of the US response.
- The disclosure adds to fears of a repeat of 2016, when Russia tried to damage Donald Trump's rival Hillary Clinton with a disinformation and hacking campaign.
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