This whole “election hacking” meme is literally the stupidest thing ever created.
These people could just as easily be saying, “the National Wizard Agency has found ghosts to be in the bushes, manipulating the shrubs. Ectoplasmic discharge found in the mulch is being examined by a team of psychic rangers.”
Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday, indicating a more active level of alleged Chinese interference.
O’Brien’s comments appeared to go beyond a statement released on Friday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which said China “has been expanding its influence efforts,” and that Russia was already trying to undercut Democratic candidate Joe Biden. But did not specifically accuse Beijing of hacking attempts against U.S. election-related systems.
“They’d like to see the President lose,” O’Brien said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “China – like Russia, like Iran – they’ve engaged in cyberattacks and phishing and that sort of thing with respect to our election infrastructure, with respect to websites and that sort of thing.”
China has consistently denied U.S. government claims that it hacks U.S. companies, politicians or government agencies. “The U.S. presidential election is an internal affair, we have no interest in interfering in it,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said in April.
Of course Trump is going to send his people out there to try and fight the media on its own terms with this goofy gibberish, when he should just be completely denouncing the entire concept of “foreign election meddling.”
What does it even mean?
We still don’t know.
Everyone thinks it means “hacking voting machines and changing votes,” but actually, they say that posting ads on Facebook is “election hacking.”
It’s nonsense. It does not increase anyone’s understanding of anything for the media to talk about it. It is utterly exhausting.