Kremlin says new U.S. report on Russian election meddling "unfounded"

Source: Xinhua| 2018-12-18 19:51:49|Editor: xuxin
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MOSCOW, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- A new report prepared for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the United States is "absolutely unfounded," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

The Russian state and the Russian government have nothing to do with any meddling, especially with one described so abstractly, Russian media quoted Peskov as saying.

On Monday, two reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee were released. One was prepared by Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Research Project and network analysis firm Graphica , and the other by researchers from New Knowledge cybersecurity company, Columbia University and Canfield Research Group.

Both reports provide details of alleged use by Russia of various social networks and media platforms with the aim of interfering in the 2016 presidential election in the United States.

Peskov said that from what he read in the public domain, "some general complaints, accusations are voiced, some of which are completely incomprehensible to us."