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Democratic Senator Claims The Government Hasn’t Done Enough To Protect Americans From Russia On Social Media

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Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland said the U.S. hasn’t taken the “adequate steps” necessary to protect its citizens from Russian interference on social media.

“What Russia is doing is interfering in our system and the tragedy is that this administration is not taking steps to protect us,” Cardin said Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day.” (RELATED: Mueller Probe Is Taxpayer Funded ‘Scam Of The Century,’ Says Dan Bongino)

“We know that Russia’s going to be active. They feel more comfortable in supporting the Trump policies and the Trump institutions and we need to protect ourselves from foreign interference,” he continued. “This administration was very late to even acknowledging that Russia was involved. So we need to take steps to protect ourselves.”

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Host Alisyn Camerota said it’s provable that the country can’t count on the Trump administration to deal with Russia and asked Cardin for a solution. His answer was heavier regulation.

“What we’ve seen in Europe [is] that they have taken action against social media platforms for disclosure and accountability,” he replied.

“We have not taken adequate steps here in the United States to require social media platforms to know who they’re dealing with and to make sure the public is aware where this information’s coming from.”

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