A year after Vladimir Putin's intelligence operatives exploited social media to influence the 2016 presidential election, America's democratic process remains as vulnerable as ever to Moscow's subversive game. As troubling new evidence of hidden Russian investments in Facebook and Twitter emerges, the Trump administration appears clueless about what to do. Like charity, the answer begins at home: Washington needs to set the same kind of standards for social media that it uses to review deals involving American technology and defense industries when foreign investors come to call.
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