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Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

 

Last updated 5/31/2020 at 10:36pm



COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER and MICHAEL BALSAMO

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence — and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

As demonstrations spread from Minneapolis to the White House, New York City and overseas, federal law enforcement officials insisted far-left groups were stoking violence. Meanwhile, experts who track extremist groups...



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