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US confirms IRAN is responsible for fake Proud Boys emails targeting Democratic voters

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US intelligence officials have confirmed Iran is responsible for a series of threatening emails targeting Democratic voters this week, as they revealed Russia is also playing its part to meddle in the presidential election. 

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Wednesday identified the two countries as foreign actors that ‘have taken specific actions to influence public opinion’ relating to the presidential race. 

Ratcliffe said both countries separately managed to obtain and use voter registration information – most of which is easily accessible – to target Americans and ‘incite social unrest.’ 

‘This data can be used by foreign actors to attempt to communicate false information to registered voters that they hope will…



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