Internet companies have a long way to go before they’re capable of stopping any foreign meddling in future U.S. elections. Changes rolled out so far by Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other technology companies wouldn’t prevent the tactics revealed Friday by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian operatives — let alone any new hacks dreamed up by bad actors. An indictment issued by Mueller said at least 13 Russians engaged in a sophisticated campaign to sway public opinion around the 2016 presidential election. They posed as U.S. citizens, using falsified paperwork and stolen bank numbers, to hide their real identities and opened PayPal Holdings Inc. accounts to buy ads on popular social media sites. Facebook and Twitter Are Ill-Equipped to Stop Repeat of 2016 Meddling

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