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Congressional GOPers Aren’t Too Interested In Election Meddling. Could Iran Change That?

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 06: In this photo illustration, the logo of the Messenger and Facebook applications are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on April 06, 2018 in Paris. In the midst of turmoil following ... PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 06: In this photo illustration, the logo of the Messenger and Facebook applications are displayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone on April 06, 2018 in Paris. In the midst of turmoil following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook faces a host of questions regarding its privacy and confidentiality practices. Messenger, the messaging application launched by Facebook, is in the center of attention. Indeed, Facebook allows itself to analyze the links and images that users send to Messenger and even to read the messages exchanged if they are posted, in order to make sure that the contents comply with the conditions of use. This increased monitoring of Facebook within its messaging application was confirmed by Mark Zuckerberg a few days ago.(Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 22, 2018 12:25 pm

In the run-up to the midterms, Republicans have balked at approving funding to ramp up election security. Their disinterest in the issue is likely helped by the fact that Russia, the major meddler in the last election, appears to largely support President Trump.

But now Iran is getting into the game.

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