Slandering-on: Biden warns of foreign election interference, cites Russia

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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has warned of efforts by foreign countries to interfere in upcoming elections, “particularly coming from Russian” actors. Speaking on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on February 16, Biden warned of the threat of “cyberattacks, dark money influence operations, and disinformation” from Moscow, but “also other actors, to undermine confidence of people in each of our countries in the democratic process. Foreign election interference is not only a serious threat to our democratic institutions, I believe it’s a threat to our national security,” Biden added. The 76-year-old Biden, who has not yet announced whether he will run in the 2020 presidential election, served as vice president under President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017. He was speaking on the occasion of the launch of a body called the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity. The effort has established an online registry where political parties and candidates are…

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