Report Probes Social Media's Threat to Democracy

"It's not surprising that Russia or any other outside entity would try to influence U.S. elections, said Richard Forno, assistant director of the UMBC Center for Cybersecurity.

However, "I think the broader danger is that social media was part of a concerted effort to undermine not just the outcome of the election, but to sow distrust in the electoral system," he told TechNewsWorld, "and the very sources of information that a citizenry needs to make informed decisions about their political status and/or future.""