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American prosecutor accused Russia of using hundreds of thousands of "bots"

Millions of "bots" (automated accounts in the mail and social networks) took part in the civil discussion of the upcoming decision of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), reports RIA News Statement by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

The prosecutor referred to the study, according to which, during the discussion, “almost 8 million comments were sent via fake email accounts, while 444 thousands of comments came from Russian email addresses”.

While foreign governments are undoubtedly trying to use the Internet and social networks to influence our elections, governments at the federal and state levels should work together to prevent these malicious leaders from undermining our decision-making process in our administrative institutions. ,
He said in an open letter to the FCC leadership.

According to Schneiderman, already "5 thousands of New Yorkers were asked to investigate automated comments."

Earlier, US intelligence agencies accused the Russian Federation of interfering in the American elections by hacking into computers of the National Committee of the US Democratic Party. Moscow denied this charge.

The FCC intends to vote on Thursday on the abolition of the ban on the priority distribution of Internet traffic by providers.

The previous administration of Barack Obama, the so-called concept of "network neutrality", in which "providers do not have the right to demand an additional fee from sites that consume more traffic, or slow down the speed of information transfer to these sites," explains the agency.

Reversing the decision can hit Internet companies like the Netflix online cinema (which consumes up to 37% of all traffic in North America) and YouTube (around 18%). Affected companies may try to pass on new costs to consumers.
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  1. Settlement Oparyshev
    Settlement Oparyshev 14 December 2017 11: 19
    Again, Barack Obamych, Hero of Russia, made a fuss, poured out company traffic. Respect him. And the accusation is very serious, made in the style of GDP. And the fact that the accounts from Russia still does not say anything, this could be done by the 6th column.
    1. Finches
      Finches 14 December 2017 11: 25
      Poor, poor USA ... everyone offends, insults and impedes leading humanity to the ideals of "democracy"! Either GDP or Eun, now the bots are also mocking ... laughing
      1. Jedi
        Jedi 14 December 2017 11: 56
        almost 8 million comments via fake email accounts, with 444 thousand comments coming from Russian email addresses

        This is less than 6%, but for the US is this a cause for accusation? The Americans completely ground and stupefied their Russophobia. fool What has this prosecutor not voiced how many comments from China, Iran and North Korea?
      2. your1970
        your1970 14 December 2017 12: 25
        Since Soviet times, we have been terribly threatening the whole world and democracy - and you: nuclear weapons, 5th generation fighters, Armata ....
        Grandmothers in the villages - this is our worst weapon for them ...
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 14 December 2017 11: 27
      When the cat has nothing to do ... So is the American prosecutor. From the horror of the Russian "bots" he could also jump out of the window of a skyscraper. belay
    3. 15 December 2017 14: 44
      Interestingly, he heard about the banal VPN?
    BLADFROST 14 December 2017 11: 19
    Often I began to notice accusations from the states for what they themselves were actively doing! But who, besides them? This is a real question!
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 14 December 2017 14: 26
      So yes, the wrong country was called Honduras.
      1. 15 December 2017 14: 46
        It sometimes prevents me from falling asleep
        Exciting, no matter how you turn it,
        The essence that suddenly revealed to me
        Some unthinkable bullshit.

        (c) Igor Guberman
  3. assa67
    assa67 14 December 2017 11: 19
    fakes themselves driven through companies operating in Russia (hence the Russian addresses) ... when this paranoia ends, tired of chesslovo
    HEATHER 14 December 2017 11: 21
    I’m the same “bot”, so I’ll only find out what kind of beast it is that spread rot! wassat
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 December 2017 11: 24
    "nearly 8 million comments through fake email accounts, while 444 thousand comments came from Russian email addresses "
    Digitized to the ground, America, with technologies "unparalleled in the world" (Trump), saved before the "bots", the number of which is a big question? Yet Katz (from x / F) correctly suggested surrendering.
  6. JonnyT
    JonnyT 14 December 2017 11: 27
    Beat the enemy with his own weapons. Whether there will still be - soon an independent Republic of Texas will appear.
    We did not start this war
  7. askort154
    askort154 14 December 2017 11: 28
    "... while 444 thousand comments came from Russian email addresses .."

    Do not guess. The number 4 is not liked by the Chinese. If it were Russian "bots", then there would be a figure - "1313 thousand" yes
  8. stayer
    stayer 14 December 2017 11: 31
    444tys from 8 million comments is 4%. How, explain to Karl, how can 4% influence any decision? Or are there still more smart, thinking people? And decisions are made not by 4%.
  9. HMR333
    HMR333 14 December 2017 11: 37
    to whom he burst into aphids the next one decided to steam out!
  10. vanavatny
    vanavatny 14 December 2017 11: 38
    I say, as the daughter of an officer: not everything is so simple ... pah
  11. cedar
    cedar 14 December 2017 11: 38
    After Trump's science adviser openly declared to the whole world that the United States was not on the moon, it was a deception of humanity! All their prosecutors and other law enforcers do not need to listen, but to the dump. In which these nonsense turned the Free States of America, now become the Satanic States of America.

    Monument to the father of lies Satan in Detroit.
  12. Double major
    Double major 14 December 2017 12: 19
    American Facebook blocks thousands of real profiles of Russian users for posts that do not coincide with the opinion of the State Department. Bots? Yes, let them become a hundred times larger, rightly in the face!
  13. sogdy
    sogdy 14 December 2017 14: 22
    If the account is fake, then the address in it is fake. Here, or remove the cross ...