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The Russians will be back

The Russians will be back

We can reasonably expect Russian meddling in the 2018 election campaign. Evidence is clear that Russians are using sophisticated cyber attacks to corrupt the integrity of the U.S. electoral system. This transcends a single election and ultimately strikes at the heart of our democracy.

Almost a year has passed since the last election, and Washington has failed to take any meaningful action to stem such interference. A handful of hearings is a weak response.

The Internet is a fast-growing market for political ads. In 2016, more than $1.4 billion was spent on digital ads, according to Ad Age — nearly eight times the amount spent only four years earlier. Facebook and Google...