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(CNN) – Federal officials warn that “threat actors” may take advantage of the upcoming anniversary of the Jan.6 assault on the US Capitol, although there are currently no specific or credible threats, according to an intelligence assessment sent Thursday to officials. state and local.
“We assess that threat actors will seek to exploit the upcoming anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol to further or possibly commit acts of violence,” he says. Lone criminals are the most likely threat to the Next anniversary, according to intelligence assessment.RELATED
Conspiracy theories about voter fraud continue to resonate with violent extremists and could once again inspire some to promote or commit acts of violence, according to the assessment, which was prepared by the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the Capitol Police of USA and other law enforcement agencies.
In addition, China, Iran and Russia have amplified the content related to the assault on the Capitol or the upcoming anniversary and continue to spread messages about electoral fraud in the United States, according to the intelligence assessment. Some Russian media have amplified the content about the upcoming events of the current president and the former president for the anniversary, he says.
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“What is not surprising is that internal extremists continue to fixate on the events of January 6. However, what should make us reflect is how adversaries of the nation-state use these types of events to create anxiety and fear among the public. American, “former DHS Undersecretary Brian Harrell told CNN.
Last month, DHS head of counterterrorism John Cohen said the department has made changes since last January, noting that DHS is “more focused” on examining the information that is entered or amplified in various platforms related to threat actors.