UK DEPUTY PM LAUNCHES GLOBAL PUSH TO PROTECT ELECTIONS FROM AI MISINFORMATION

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UK DEPUTY PM LAUNCHES GLOBAL PUSH TO PROTECT ELECTIONS FROM AI MISINFORMATION – Britain has been embroiled in a debate over an edited photograph of Kate

Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden said, that Democratic countries around the world should band together to confront the threat of AI used by malign states to threaten free elections and spread misinformation, 

Britain has been embroiled in a debate over an edited photograph of Kate, Princess of Wales, for which she apologised after several leading news organisations, including Reuters, withdrew the picture citing post-publication analysis that showed it did not meet editorial standards. Dowden said that the incident is “totally separate” from the misinformation risks from “malign foreign states” seeking to interfere in democratic elections.

Details of the compact are still being worked out, but Dowden said several countries had signed on, without naming any.

Dowden also said he was deeply concerned about the reported weapons transfers from North Korea to Russia and called on Moscow to stop interfering on the Korean peninsula.

Pyongyang and Moscow have forged closer ties since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia in September and vowed to deepen military relations. They deny Western accusations that North Korea is supplying Russia with artillery shells and missiles used in Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

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