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Russian Attempts to Influence U.S. Domestic Energy Markets by Exploiting Social Media

March 1, 2018
By Majority Staff

House Science committee details Russia's attempts to harm U.S. energy markets by restricting fossil fuel use through fake social media accounts.

From the Executive Summary:

"The purpose of this report is to provide the American people with the findings of the Committee’s investigation into Russian efforts to influence U.S. energy markets. First, the report discusses several factors driving the Kremlin’s desire to interfere with U.S. energy markets and influence domestic energy policy. Next, it demonstrates how the Kremlin manipulated various groups in an attempt to carry out its geopolitical agenda, particularly with respect to domestic energy policy. Finally, this report provides an assessment of the Committee's findings, including examples of Russian-propagated content targeting U.S. energy markets and domestic energy policy. The facts put into perspective the nature and extent of the Kremlin's energy influence-peddling operation."