The officials say Russia intends to use social media to manipulate US public opinion in favor of Trump.

Tuesday’s briefing came on the same day that the Justice Department nabbed an alleged social media “bot farm” run by the Russian government that was being used to spread disinformation in the U.S. and other countries.

The Justice Department said it seized two domain names and identified 968 social media profiles used by Russian actors in the Netherlands to create AI-enhanced social media profiles to promote messages in support of Russian government objectives