Incident 585: Kremlin-linked entities allegedly using generative AI to spread Russian disinformation in Latin America

Description: Moscow-based tech firms and an industry association with links to the Kremlin are allegedly using generative AI to spread Russian disinformation in countries throughout Central America and South America. According to the U.S. Department of State, the Russian companies rely on local writers to compose stories which are then amplified across social media using artificial intelligence chatbots.


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