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Top US Spy Agency Establishing Centre to Counter Foreign Influence Operations, Reports Say

Sputnik News

18:21 GMT 26.04.2021

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is working to establish a federal government hub to combat foreign meddling, Politico reported on Monday.

The Foreign Malign Influence Centre will integrate all relevant intelligence and provide assessments and warnings to policymakers, the report said, citing an ODNI statement.

The decision to create the hub comes after US intelligence agencies released a declassified report accusing Russia of attempting to sway the 2020 presidential election and impede Joe Biden's victory. Russia denies the allegations.

ODNI was directed to establish the new centre covering "malign influence activities" by Russia, Iran, North Korea and China in a recent intelligence authorisation bill.

© Sputnik



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