Tag Archives: disinformation

State Department Harnesses AI Tech to Address Disinformation

State Department

The State Department's Global Engagement Center uses artificial intelligence in efforts to address the fake news spreads and state-sponsored propaganda targeting the U.S. government. Daniel Kimmage, acting coordinator of GEC, said at a Foreign Policy event that the center uses AI to identify coordinated threats and understand the corresponding landscape.

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CISA Director Touts Efforts to Combat Election Disinformation Campaigns

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), has assured that CISA has increased its information sharing efforts with state officials in anticipation of disinformation campaigns threatening the U.S. presidential election. “We remain confident that no foreign cyber actor can change your vote,” said Krebs, a two-time Wash100 Award recipient

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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Sen. Mazie Hirono Introduce Bill Mandating Research Into COVID-19 Disinformation

COVID-19

Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, have introduced legislation authorizing the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct research into disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wexton and Hironi will hold a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 29th to discuss the legislation.

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William Evanina Offers Update on Foreign Actors’ Activities Ahead of 2020 Elections

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has issued a statement providing updates on attempts by foreign threat actors to influence preferences of voters, undermine the citizens’ confidence in the democratic process and shift U.S. policies ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

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Sen. Gary Peters Asks White House to Launch Centralized Federal COVID-19 Website

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to introduce a centralized federal website that would provide citizens with reliable and trusted information on the novel coronavirus 2019.

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