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As the United States marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's election, the question of how Trump won still commands attention, with Russia's role moving increasingly to center stage. Each new revelation in the investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 campaign brings the vulnerability of the U.S. democratic process into sharper focus.Facebook hosts nearly 80 percent of all mobile social media traffic, while Google accounts for close to 90 percent of all online-search-related advertising.It is bad enough that the technology world's marquee names were not prepared to parry foreign meddling in America's most important election.A 2016 survey of 1,000 liberal arts colleges found that only 18 percent required a U.S. history or government course to earn a degree.Russia's intervention in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was historic, but it was also symptomatic of bigger challenges facing Americans.The U.S. didn't need Putin to deliver that lesson.
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