From Roll Call :
Jim Baker, a former general counsel for the FBI now at the free-market advocate R Street Institute, said the 2016 election interference campaign showed Russian familiarity with the American political system, and he fears that they could see a juicy target in the 2020 census. The Russians, or others, could try to disrupt the census by spreading false information online, Baker said.
“Although disinformation campaigns have been around for a long time, this is relatively new, and I don’t know we know yet how to counter the [Internet Research Agency] type of disinformation and meddling,” he said, referring to the Russian company accused of spreading disinformation during the 2016 election.
- “Roll Call”: https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/online-2020-census-faces-cyber-threats-untested-systems