From Russia (to Le Pen), with Love

The Associated Press reports that Russian hackers are trying to undermine Emmanuel Macron’s campaign, as the final round of the French presidential campaign nears.

The campaign’s digital chief, Mounir Mahjoubi, confirmed the attempted intrusions in a telephone interview late Monday but said they had all been thwarted.

“It’s serious, but nothing was compromised,” he said.

With 13 days until the election, Axios suggests

With most polls showing Macron up 20 to 25 points, [Marine] Le Pen stands very little apparent chance of winning. But even if  [Vladimir] Putin can’t swing the election to her, he can serve his long game of encouraging divisions within NATO countries, and fomenting doubt about the integrity of their democratic institutions. Look for fake news to raise the specter of terrorism and sow distrust of Muslim migrants.

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