Russian cyberwar: Is the monkey off the back?

Sep 27, 2018, 3:53 AM EDT
(Source: Lorie Shaull/flickr)
(Source: Lorie Shaull/flickr)

U.S. President Donald Trump and his ardent supporters may laugh off the Russian interference in the 2016 elections as “a hoax” but a new book by a distinguished political scientist, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, lets the numbers make the case for the “decisive” foreign intrusion.

In the book, entitled “Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President—What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know,” the author spells out three key reasons why Russian meddling was decisive in skewing the elections in favor of Trump, notes The Verge.    

The splintered, partisan politics has kept the House and the Senate from dissecting the subject of Russian machinations in the election and instead prompted them to look for collusion between Trump and Moscow, writes The New Yorker. The new book gives a penetrative analysis of how Russian cyberwar breached the layers of American election while admitting that proving the same with absolute certainty is still a wild goose chase.