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FBI to Utilize Social Networks for Recruiting Russians


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Moscow, April 8 – Fox News reported that US intelligence using social networks hopes to recruit Russians for intelligence gathering.
According to journalists, the FBI has been trying to recruit Russian citizens using social networks since February.
In a video posted to Facebook* and Twitter, scenes from the US capital and the Russian embassy are shown, with a Russian-speaking voice telling the listener that the FBI can change its future if it can “provide intelligence to the United States.” The narrator said that the FBI is looking for spies, immigrants and anyone with information about confronting the Kremlin, ”the journalists explained.

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Experts interviewed by the TV channel were hesitant about such a public statement. Rebecca Koffler, a former intelligence officer in the Office of Defense Intelligence for Russian Doctrine and Strategy, said the quality of the video leaves a lot to be desired, undermining the FBI’s credibility.
In late March, Russia’s Federal Security Service announced that Wall Street Journal reporter Ivan Gershkovich had been arrested in Yekaterinburg on suspicion of espionage for the United States government. According to the Russian intelligence service, the American collected state secret information “about the activities of one of the companies belonging to the Russian military-industrial complex.” The Lefortovo Court in Moscow detained him for two months.
* Meta activities (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are prohibited in Russia as extremist

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