"Weaponized information" was one of the key factors that swung the U.S. election, former presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.
Clinton spoke from the annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The former first lady, who also served in the U.S. Senate, has been exploring her role as a citizen since losing November's election to Donald Trump. Clinton has also been concerned about tech threats, like alleged Russian hackings and WikiLeaks, according to a profile in New York magazine published last week.
"The overriding issue that affected the election that I had any control over — because I had no control over the Russians — was the way the use of my email account was turned into the greatest scandal since Lord knows when," Clinton said. "This was the biggest 'nothing burger' ever."