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US Officials: Russia Behind Spread of Virus Disinformation

U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service known as the GRU have been identified as responsible for a disinformation effort meant to reach American and Western audiences, according to U.S. government officials. They were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday. Russian officials on Wednesday rejected the accusations as “conspiracy theories” and a “persistent phobia.” …read more

Source:: Voice of America