This article first appeared in The Hoya.
Cyberwarfare and foreign election interference is a threat to American democracy, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said at an event hosted by the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service on Oct. 16.
Warner was governor of Virginia before being elected to the Senate in 2008. Prior to being elected governor, Warner cofounded wireless service provider Nextel which merged with Sprint in 2005. He currently serves as the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Cyberwarfare threatens democracy in the United States, according to Warner. The Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election marked a new form of cyberwarfare through social media platforms, he said.
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