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FBI seal outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC.<br />US President Donald Trump took the unusual step on february 24, 2017, of publicly criticizing the FBI, saying it was failing to stop national security leaks to the media, even from within the agency. The Republican’s rebuke, posted on Twitter and Facebook, comes with his administration on the defensive against allegations of improper links to Russia, with several investigations into the matter underway on Capitol Hill and at the FBI. / AFP PHOTO / YURI GRIPAS

The FBI and the main US cybersecurity agency warned Tuesday that provocateurs could take advantage of a slow vote count in the November 3 election to spread disinformation aimed at discrediting the results.

“Foreign actors and cybercriminals could create new websites, change existing websites, and create or share corresponding social media content to spread false information,” around the election, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cybersecurity and…

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