Biden joins group of world leaders working to stop election meddling
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Biden is set to attend the first meeting of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity in Copenhagen, Denmark, later next month, CNN reported. The commission formally launched on Friday in Washington, D.C. 

"NATO, EU and other democratic countries will go to the polls in over 20 elections before the U.S. Presidential Election in 2020, giving multiple opportunities for election spoilers," the organization said in a press release. "Yet, governments and institutions have yet to provide an effective response to this growing challenge." 


The group says it will "fill a void in transatlantic coordination, identifying and plugging gaps and raising awareness from governments to citizens; and it will look into the level of risk exposure across Western countries and ask how technology can address the problem."

Michael Chertoff, the former secretary of Homeland Security and co-chair of the new organization, said the issue of interference is "bipartisan and transatlantic in nature," and in the U.S. it has become a "political football." 

Danish Prime Minister and Chertoff's co-chair Anders Fogh Rasmussen attributed most election meddling efforts to Russia, which the U.S. intelligence community found sought to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

The attempted interference sparked multiple investigations by congressional panels, and a special counsel appointed to lead the inquiry and determine whether Russians colluded with Trump campaign staffers. 

Russian hackers and internet trolls with ties to the Kremlin also spread mass amounts of false, misleading and politically inflammatory content online during the U.S. election as part of a broader propaganda campaign.