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>> U.S. election law may be inadequate to stop meddling from Russia and other countries. I'm David Ingram, tech correspondent for Reuters in San Francisco. In the United States foreign nationals generally cannot give to political campaigns, they generally cannot participate in elections. And they can't coordinate with a campaign.
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But there is an omission in US law dating back years where the Internet is implicitly carved out as an exception. Reuters spoke with several campaign finance experts, who said that this is an area that could complicate the investigation of Robert Mueller. It's not clear yet what Robert Mueller is gonna focus on as he's investigating Russian meddling, allegedly, in last year's U.S. election.
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He was appointed by the Department of Justice in May to look at that issue. But what election law experts have told Reuters, is that going forward, it is much easier for foreign nationals to influence U.S. elections by buying ads on Facebook and other online platforms than it has been in the past.