China and Russia bolster disinformation arsenal with real facts

Stealth campaigns seek to manipulate public opinion in Taiwan and Ukraine.

TOKYO — The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence has made it possible to manipulate public sentiment in a way previously unimaginable. This technology makes it much easier for malicious actors to distort elections and throw society into chaos.

One place where this threat is particularly acute is Taiwan. Taiwanese social media and other online platforms have been bombarded with false information as tensions with Beijing grow. Lies and hoaxes proliferated in cyberspace in the run-up to Taiwan’s presidential election on Jan. 13.

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