FBI Director Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke at a recent press conference regarding foreign interference in elections.

According to recent press conference hosted by the FBI, Iran has distributed emails designed to intimidate voters, as well videos stating that voter fraud could be committed by individuals acting from overseas.

FBI Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe summarized the actions taken by foreign powers attempting to influence voters.

It was also stated during the press conference that Russia has distributed similar information, and that the claims made in such emails and videos are false.

In the press conference those who received such emails were encouraged not to share them.

FBI Director Christopher Wray also spoke at the press conference in regards to the actions being taken against foreign attempts at interference.

"We're going to aggressively investigate and work with our partners to quickly take appropriate action," Wray said. "We're also coordinating with the private sector both technology and social media companies to make sure that their platforms aren't used by foreign adversaries to spread disinformation and propaganda. We've been working for years as a community to build resilience in our election infrastructure, and today that infrastructure remains resilient. You should be confident that your vote counts. Early, unverified claims to the contrary should be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism. We encourage everyone to seek election and voting information from reliable sources, namely your state election officials, and to be thoughtful careful and discerning consumers of information online."
 
Wray also encouraged those who suspect they may have encountered criminal activity to report it to their local FBI field office.