Chargé d’affaires of Russia in the U.S. was summoned to the state Department
Assistant Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Eurasia Uess Mitchell was summoned to the state Department chargé d’affaires of Russia Dmitry Zhirnova. Reported about it in Twitter a press-the Secretary of the Department of state Heather Nauert.
“Assistant Secretary Mitchell called the chargé d’affaires of Russia Zhirnova, to get the answer to questions about the Kremlin’s attempts to use accounts in social networks to promote violence and division in the United States. We will not tolerate this aggressive intervention,” wrote Nauert.
This week Facebook announced that on July 31 deleted 32 pages of fake account in Facebook and Instagram, created in March 2017-may 2018: they were involved in coordinated the creation of false information to mislead users. Their goal, according to the company, to affect the outcome of the midterm elections in the United States, which will be held in November.
“We welcome the action of Facebook, directed against malignant activity, and demand that Russia and all the rest immediately cease its reckless behavior and inciting division and violence,” said Nauert. She stressed that the United States will not tolerate attempts to “undermine our democratic processes.”