Leonid Slutsky about Zuckerberg’s allegations of Russian interference in US elections


Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg walks in the wake of the destructive line against Russia, China, and Iran, accusing countries of trying to interfere in the upcoming US elections, said Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma’s international affairs committee.

As Zuckerberg said in an interview with NBC News, the company recorded attempts to intervene in the US elections, which will be held in 2020, from Russia, China, and Iran. However, Roskomnadzor commented on Facebook for posting political ads on election day September 8th.

“Facebook’s accusations and allegations of account blocking allegedly due to election interference are yet another manifestation of“ witch hunts ”and censorship on social networks. Russia is again to blame, China and Iran are to blame again. Mark Zuckerberg goes in the wake of this destructive line, “said Slutsky RIA Novosti.

At the same time, the head of the Duma committee emphasized that as the date of the new presidential election in the US approaches, the “degree of general hysteria” will only increase.

After the 2016 US presidential election, Russia was accused of interfering in the election. Special Prosecutor Robert Muller argued in a report that Russia interfered in elections through social networks. The document contains allegations against the Russian Internet Research Agency, against which Mueller opened a criminal case.

Moscow has repeatedly denied allegations of attempting to influence US elections, and Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov called them “absolutely unfounded.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking about the alleged Russian interference in the elections in different countries, said that there were no facts confirming this.

US officials previously stated that Russia and China continue to intervene in US elections. Moscow and Beijing reject these allegations.

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