4:36 PM 2/17/2018 – TOP NEWS – NEWS ANALYSIS – NYT

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Trump’s Silence Leaves Struggle Against Russia Without Leader

  • After more than a dozen Russians were charged with interfering in the 2016 elections, President Trump’s first reaction was to claim “no collusion.”
  • But an indictment secured by the special counsel underscored the broader conclusion that Russia is engaged in a virtual war against the United States.

Video by NATALIA V. OSIPOVA and AARON BYRD. Photo by Aaron Byrd/The New York Times

How do bots and trolls work to infiltrate social media platforms and influence U.S. elections? We take a closer look.


What We Know About the 13 Russians Indicted

Employees and associates of the Internet Research Agency, a shadowy company based in St. Petersburg, are accused of trying to interfere in the 2016 election.


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