US dismantles Russian government-backed AI disinformation campaign aimed at sowing discord

NBC Washington July 10, 2024, 03:00 AM UTC

Summary: The US dismantled a Russian government-backed AI disinformation campaign aimed at sowing discord in the US. The operation involved fictitious social media profiles created by a Russian state-funded media organization with Kremlin support. The campaign used AI technology to spread disinformation about Russia's war with Ukraine. The FBI disrupted the bot farm, seizing domain names and investigating social media accounts. The software used, Meliorator, targeted multiple countries.

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  1. [4.6]
    Canada warns of Russian propaganda bot farm on social media (CTV News)
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  2. [4.8]
    Canada warns of Russian 'bot farm' spreading online disinformation (Castanet.net)
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  3. [4.9]
    U.S. and allies dismantle Russian 'bot farm' using AI (The Washington Post)
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    US disrupts Russian 'bot farm' spreading propaganda, seizes domains (CNN)
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