On Saturday, the Russian ministry posted an audio recording to their Twitter account, telling people to listen to their new automated voicemail system and to give feedback.
The audio is first in Russian, then English:
‘You have reached the Russian embassy, your call is very important to us. To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1. To use the services of Russian hackers press 2. To request election interference , press 3 and wait until the next election campaign. Please note that all calls are recorded for quality improvement and training purposes.’
Of course this was an April Fools joke, but given the level of paranoia and hysteria from the left, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Democrats in D.C. use this audio as ‘solid proof’ that the Russians hacked our election.
Russian MFA developed automated voicemail system – please listen (Russian, then English) and tell us your opinion. Feedback appreciated! https://t.co/HH23WC1THi
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 1, 2017
Министерство иностранных дел России разработало пилотную аудиозапись автоответчика для российских дипломатических миссий за рубежом pic.twitter.com/eLl8Jgcgzt
— МИД России 🇷🇺 (@MID_RF) April 1, 2017