China Accused of Using AI to Spread Disinformation

September 11, 2023

Chinese operatives are using artificial intelligence to create fake images to be spread on US social media, the tech giant Microsoft alleges, with the goal of sowing disinformation among the voting public by “denigrating US political figures and symbols.” This marks but the latest front of information battlegrounds that Braden R. Allenby describes in Issues. US adversaries are capitalizing on advanced communication technologies and a growing understanding of human behavior to spread what Allenby calls “weaponized narratives” faster and wider than ever. Not giving up hope, he proposes some short- and long-term strategies to counter the threats.

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