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The Avenues for Foreign Influence in U.S. Politics

Our friends over at MapLight had a terrific post on ways that foreign money can find its way into and affect U.S. politics. You can read a brief excerpt below and find the full post and infographic outlining the many avenues for foreign influence at MapLight.org 

“When U.S. media outlets broke the news that groups linked to the Russian government attempted to use Facebook, Twitter, and Google to influence the 2016 election, the impact of Russia’s meddling on our democracy became a dominant media narrative.  But foreign influence in U.S. elections doesn’t begin and end with Russia. Several loopholes in existing law allow foreign money to flow into our system undetected, often in the form of untraceable dark money spending.”

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