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    #1

    "... is aimed to influence/influencing ..."?

    aim at sth
    verb UKphrasal verb with aim /eɪm/ US
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    to plan, hope, or intend to achieve something:

    The talks are aiming at a compromise.[+ -ing verb]
    The government's campaign is aimed at influencing public opinion.
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/aim-at-sth?q=aims+a
    Would such a sentence below be natural, please?

    The government's campaign is aimed to influence/influencing public opinion.

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    #2

    Re: "... is aimed to influence/influencing ..."?

    The campaign aims to influence public opinion.
    The campaign is aimed at influencing public opinion.

    I find the example you gave ("The talks are aiming at a compromise") unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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