FCC’s Starks Raises Flags On China Threat In 2020 Elections

Law360 (November 1, 2019, 6:11 PM EDT) -- Federal Communications Commission member Geoffrey Starks has sounded the alarm over potential interference by Chinese-supported telecommunication equipment manufacturers who he says could follow in the footsteps of Russia-affiliated cyber actors that worked to interfere in U.S. election in 2016.

With general elections for federal and state contests just a year away, the Democratic commissioner told a crowd in Denver on Oct. 30 that “there is every reason to believe” foreign adversaries of the U.S. “have the means and motivation to do it again in 2020.”

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