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New York Times, Washington Post Bury Key Fact In Reporting On Trump And Russian Interference

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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Legacy media outlets have been largely silent on the cyber attack President Trump ordered on Russia during the 2018 midterms, and when they do mention the directive, they go out of their way to avoid linking it to Trump.

The Washington Post and The New York Times were the first on the story in February, reporting that U.S. Cyber Command had used new authorities granted by President Trump and Congress in 2018 to attack an infamous Russian troll farm during the midterm elections. Cyber Command successfully took the group offline while Americans were at the polls, and for a day or so following the elections, in order to hinder its ability to sow disinformation or cast doubt on the results.