Atynews.com – A high-ranking Russian diplomat said US accusations that a Russian woman had helped influence the midterm elections through social media were a shame.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov delivered the statement, a day after US prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Elena Khusyaynova.
The lawsuit stated that Khusyaynova had helped oversee finance in the so-called “troll-farm” nickname for organizations where members tried to create conflict or interference in cyberspace by displaying inaccurate news, to influence American politics through information on social media.
The operation was one that was announced in a lawsuit about interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
Ryabkov said “America has spread shameless lies about the myth of ‘Moscow accomplices’ for more than two years, and is now trying to play the same card ahead of the midterm election.”