In my imagination, the following took place in a meeting, some time ago, at the political cyber hacking centre of the FSPM, a unit of the Russian Secret Service. The subject was the 2018 Italian elections. As they did in the USA, Britain, France and Germany, a plan had been prepared and a budget was brought for approval. And yet, much to the disappointment of the colonel in charge of the web brigades (troll army) for Southern Europe, the FSPM General in charge of cyberwarfare in countries that are not yet ready for military takeover, laughed it off explaining that Italian politics are so chaotic, that no external interference is needed to ensure continued weakness.
As not to offend the Italians, the Russians have denied the veracity of the above story.