Top U.S. cyber agency to monitor midterm election

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FILE PHOTO: A elector marks his ballot during aboriginal voting astatine the Lansing City Clerk's Office up of the midterm predetermination successful Lansing, Michigan, U.S., November 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The apical U.S. cybersecurity bureau said it plans to show and contented information alerts connected the legislature predetermination connected Tuesday, amid worries astir imaginable efforts to interfere with the vote.

Election information has emerged arsenic a cardinal contented successful the United States aft officials recovered Russia interfered successful the 2016 U.S. predetermination with a run of hacking and propaganda intended to wounded Hilary Clinton’s chances of winning against Donald Trump.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) plans to acceptable up an “Elections Day Operations Center” with nationalist and backstage assemblage partners crossed the state to show the midterms, it said successful a connection connected Monday.

“In caller years, predetermination officials person had to contend with expanding disinformation from overseas adversaries, which tin origin disorder astir predetermination infrastructure and undermine voters’ religion successful the process,” Kim Wyman, CISA’s elder predetermination information advisor, said successful a connection past week.

“Now, erstwhile thing goes incorrect - and with 8,800 predetermination jurisdictions crossed the country, thing volition spell incorrect determination - the innocuous tin beryllium made to look nefarious.”

Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui successful San Francisco; Editing by Tom Hogue

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