July 10, 2024, 10:52 a.m. |

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A covert Russian government-operated social media bot farm that used generative AI to spread disinformation to global users has been disrupted by a joint FBI-international cybersecurity forces operation.

Affiliates of a Russian state-sponsored media organization Russia Today (RT), used Meliorator — an AI-enabled bot farm generation and management software–to set up over 1000 X (formerly Twitter) bots for spreading disinformation in and about many countries, including the US, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Ukraine, and Israel.

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