A journalist who accidentally received an email that was being pushed to her by a fake campaign email has posted the details of the mistake.
The article was published on Friday by The Intercept, an American website owned by the Intercept Media, a news organisation that was launched in 2011 by Glenn Greenwald.
The Intercept says the email was sent to an email address on a Russian government-owned website, which was not a legitimate email address.
“The email was delivered to the recipient’s email address by a third party, but was mistakenly delivered to their inbox by a Russian spam campaign,” the Intercept’s account said.
“If the recipient received this email, they should have immediately deleted it from their inbox, or sent it to the company hosting it, so that it was removed from the inbox.”
The Intercept did not name the email sender, but The Washington Post, which first broke the story, identified the email as Russian propaganda.
A representative for the Russian Embassy in the US did not immediately respond to request for comment.