On the day Americans went to their polling places for the 2018 midterm elections, U.S. Cyber Command was reportedly shutting down the Russian troll farm that uses social media to sow doubt about votes being counted and the legitimacy of elections.
The Washington Post broke the story:
The disruption to the Internet Research Agency’s networks took place as Americans went to the polls and a day or so afterward as the votes were tallied, to prevent the Russians from mounting a disinformation campaign that cast doubt on the results, according to officials.
“They basically took the IRA offline,” according to one individual familiar with the matter who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss classified information. “They shut them down.”