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The Russian 2016 US Election Hack, Explained 🕵

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Buckle up, fam...it's gonna be a long, bumpy ride. 

(Please note: Since this is a quickly developing story, numbered updates will be added at the bottom as we have them.)

The 2016 US elections wasn't the first time that Russian government-sanctioned hackers had attempted to infiltrate (and sometimes succeeded) US institutions. But three major problems present themselves in our brave new world of state-sponsored cyberwarfare.

1.) Russia does not extradite Russian citizens. The state will extradite n…