Americans are more divided than ever on political issues, a weakness that Russian strategies to influence our 2016 election and undermine our confidence in our democratic system took advantage of.
In the face of relative inaction by the federal or state governments to protect our election systems from ongoing Russian efforts in the 2018 midterm elections, we the people can mitigate the impacts of the expensive and expansive Russian social media campaigns that wreak chaos, grow divides and sow confusion and distrust within our election system.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Watch this video to learn how to identify and avoid Russian trolls on social media platforms so you don’t fall prey to the tactics of Russian interference in the 2018 midterm elections.
- Make a commitment to civil discourse and healing rather than perpetuating divides in our country to reduce the hyper-partisanship that threatens our democracy.
- Check out all the suggestions in this article or this book by Clint Watts, former FBI counter-terrorism special agent and top cyber-security expert, for protecting our elections system from Russian interference and call on your federal or state elected officials to take action.