California state lawmaker wants schools to teach about Russian hacks

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California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D) intends to introduce legislation to change school curricula to include the role of Russian hacking in the 2016 presidential election. 

“Students need to understand how [President] Trump’s policies are colored by the way he rose to power,” said Levine. 

He says he will introduce the “Pravda Act of 2017” within the next few weeks. 

{mosads}The consensus view of the United States intelligence agencies, private cybersecurity firms including CrowdStrike and FireEye, and most lawmakers is that Russia was behind breaches at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other political organizations. Files from the DNC and others were posted on WikiLeaks and leaked to conventional news outlets including The Hill. 

“We have a duty to history to make it remember the Kremlin’s decision to hand pick a candidate,” said Levine. 

The California Assembly has intervened in the past to promote adding other issues to schools’ curricula, including the importance of Barack Obama being the first African-American president and the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act that barred Chinese immigrants from the United States.

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