Saturday, May 5, 2018

US Department of State launchies [sic] technologies to fight "foreign propaganda"

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The US Department of State has launched the Global Engagement Center’s (GEC) Technology Series to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation, Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] and Public Affairs Heather Nauert said.

The goal, according to a press release, is to “convene some of the country’s best technologists, academics, and civil society advocacy groups on a regular basis to identify technological solutions and to encourage stronger public-private partnerships in the fight against foreign propaganda and disinformation.”

During the kickoff event, held on May 2, participants agreed to hold short counter foreign propaganda and disinformation technology demonstrations over the next six months.

“These demonstrations will show the US interagency how specific technology can be applied to stem the spread of false narratives and to authenticate emerging information,” Nauert stressed.

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