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    This is all over the media today.

    The most detailed reporting I’ve seen so far being that in the Washington Post. This seems to be mostly about Russian misinformation, but it does not seem limited to that, as the WaPo article appears to indicate. It also mentions other big online companies, such as Facebook, as partners in a possible collaboration:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/22/microsoft-propaganda-war-vaccines-misinformation/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar

    Most Post articles are paywalled, but this does not seem to be one of those, so anybody can read it.

    Just in case, I have found also this one anyone can read, from the venerable Associated Press that, among several reports online from other sources, provides the gist of what this is about:

    https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-technology-united-states-estonia-66e5bc5f732b452668f7615fe1480178

    Excerpt:

    “Using artificial intelligence tools, Microsoft said, it estimated “Russian cyber influence operations successfully increased the spread of Russian propaganda after the war began by 216 percent in Ukraine and 82 percent in the United States.” “

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