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Russian Troll Farm Just the Tip of a Misinformation Iceberg

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Chloe Albanesius writing in PC Magazine explains the circumstances surrounding the "Russian Hacking” scandal quite well. We've all heard a lot about the Internet Research Agency and Russian hacking, but security and social media experts tell the Senate Intelligence Committee that the IRA is only the beginning. The activity of the Internet Research Agency (IRA) is just the "tip of the iceberg" when it comes to Russia's hacking and disinformation efforts, security and social media experts told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, August 1.

The GRU, Russia's intelligence agency, is "probably better at hiding their tracks than the IRA is, and I think that [suggests] this is probably just one tip of the iceberg of what we're looking at," said Laura Rosenberger, director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, who pointed to IRA efforts on Reddit and Tumblr, in addition to Facebook and Twitter.

Senators quizzed the witnesses—who also incl…