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How State’s Disinformation-Fighting Arm Uses Artificial Intelligence

April 16, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Emerging technologies—and partnerships promoting their use—have proven instrumental for the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, a hub that steers federal efforts to counter state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining the U.S.

“Artificial intelligence and the tools that it offers are really helping us to understand what’s happening in the environment, and to identify coordinated activity,” the GEC’s Acting Coordinator Daniel Kimmage said Thursday. “There’s obviously a much broader range of activity across the State Department, but for us it’s a powerful way to better understand what’s happening in the environment, and identify coordinated activity.”

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