Media Tip Sheet: China's Cyber Threats to US Presidential Election

April 2, 2024

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2024) – It’s safe to say that Americans are worried about external interference in the 2024 presidential election, with the advancements in AI, Deepfakes, and out-of-country threats. The New York Times reports, “covert Chinese accounts are masquerading online as American supporters of former President Donald J. Trump, promoting conspiracy theories, stoking domestic divisions and attacking President Biden ahead of the election in November, according to researchers and government officials.” The progressions are further raising concerns.

For more context on the matter, please consider  Scott J. White, Associate Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Program and Cyber Academy at the College of Professional Studies at the George Washington University. Dr. White is an expert in cybersecurity, cybercrime, counter-terrorism and infrastructure protection. He has worked for a variety of law enforcement agencies in the US, the UK and Canada; as well as holds a Queen’s Commission and was an Officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

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