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Keep the Hackers Out of Our Elections

| Aug. 24, 2017

Spoiler alert: Foreign intervention in American politics is as old as our republic. John Adams warned about it in his inaugural address in 1797. 

As far back as 2008, foreign hackers were infiltrating the campaigns, but you didn't hear much about it.

That all changed last year when the Russians stole information from Democrats and pushed it out to the media in an especially dramatic fashion. It didn't just inflict damage on Hillary Clinton; it further divided our political parties and got Americans angry ... at each other. This is exactly what the Russians (and other foreign adversaries) wanted.

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For Academic Citation: Mook, Robby.“Keep the Hackers Out of Our Elections.” CNN, August 24, 2017.

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