×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: 2020 Elections | China | Cybersecurity | Iran | facebook | twitter

Iran, China Seen as Big Threat to 2020 US Election

Iran, China Seen as Big Threat to 2020 US Election
Facebook and Twitter have removed several fake accounts that originated in Iran from their platforms this year, according to a report by Axios.

By    |   Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:49 AM

U.S. officials are concerned that China and Iran could pose a cybersecurity threat in the 2020 presidential election.

According to Axios, the disinformation campaigns could be similar to what Russia did leading up to the 2016 U.S. election.

Facebook and Twitter, Axios reported, have removed several fake accounts that originated in Iran from their platforms this year. The accounts were flagged for posting misinformation about U.S. politics.

There is no evidence yet to indicate China is doing the same thing, but the communist nation is accused of trying to spread misinformation on social media in regards to the unrest in Hong Kong. Some are concerned that China could target the U.S. next.

U.S. officials believe Iran was behind the weekend attacks on a key Saudi Arabian oil facility, along with recent drone and mine attacks on other facilities in the region. Iran has also taken control of oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway that links the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
U.S. officials are concerned that China and Iran could pose a cybersecurity threat in the 2020 presidential election.
facebook, twitter
168
2019-49-17
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:49 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App