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Russia Uses A.I. to Spread Disinformation About Invasion on Ukraine

 
Originally published in Marca, Feb 3, 2022.

For over a decade, Russia has been at the forefront of disinformation farms that spread all over the world. Their main goal is to destabilize countries and meddle with election processes where they have a certain level of interest. But using technology to create artificial intelligence is a whole different ball game nobody expected. As it turns out, Russia is already creating A.I.-generated personas with full profiles and a human face. NBC News journalist Ben Collins wrote a thread last Monday about two specific people who are spreading disinformation from the city of Kyiv. But not everything is what it seems, both of these profiles are not recognized by any system as real people. As it turns out, they were both created by a Russian troll farm in order to spread fake news about Kyiv.

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