FBI warns of disinformation on US election day

THE FBI and the main US cybersecurity agency warned yesterday 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 FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in a joint statement.