Chinese government

Incidents involved as both Developer and Deployer

Incident 2492 Reports
Government Deployed Extreme Surveillance Technologies to Monitor and Target Muslim Minorities in Xinjiang


A suite of AI-powered digital surveillance systems involving facial recognition and analysis of biometric data were deployed by the Chinese government in Xinjiang to monitor and discriminate local Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims.


Incidents Harmed By

Incident 3771 Report
Weibo Model Had Difficulty Detecting Shifts in Censored Speech


Weibo's user moderation model is having difficulty keeping up with shifting user slang in defiance of Chinese state censors.


Incidents involved as Developer

Incident 6446 Reports
State-Sponsored Hackers Escalate Phishing Attacks Using Artificial Intelligence


State-sponsored hackers from North Korea, Iran, Russia, and China are reportedly leveraging artificial intelligence to conduct sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks. They target global defense, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency sectors, aiming to steal sensitive information and, in the case of North Korea, cryptocurrencies to help fund its illicit nuclear program.


Incidents involved as Deployer

Incident 5654 Reports
AI-Generated Imagery and Multilingual Disinformation in Chinese Campaign Regarding Maui Wildfires


In a disinformation campaign concerning wildfires across Maui, Chinese operatives utilized AI-generated imagery to enhance the credibility of false narratives. These narratives claimed that the wildfires were the result of a secret "weather weapon" being tested by the United States. Researchers from Microsoft and other organizations identified these AI-generated images as a significant new tactic in influence operations.


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