Homeland Security Says Terror Threat Remains High As Enemies Spread Misinformation | EUROtoday

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The Department of Homeland Security stated Thursday the specter of violence from overseas and home terrorism remained excessive within the United States, saying the rise in AI instruments will doubtless assist overseas governments proceed to unfold misinformation and sow mistrust.

The company launched a brand new report Thursday known as the Homeland Threat Assessment, the place officers stated they anticipated the specter of violence from individuals radicalized within the U.S. to remain excessive, however largely unchanged, over the approaching yr, warning of lone offenders or small group assaults “that occur with little warning.”

But the company stated the proliferation of unlawful medication from Mexico — primarily fentanyl — would proceed to “kill more Americans than any other threat.”

“Sharing information with the public on the threats we face is a vital part of protecting our homeland from today’s evolving security challenges,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in an announcement.

The company pointed particularly to ongoing misinformation campaigns by overseas governments, including such international locations hoped to undermine belief in authorities and democratic processes. Artificial intelligence instruments will doubtless solely bolster such acts, with the report pointing to classy packages coming from Russia, China and Iran.

“Many of the tactics these adversaries use to influence US audiences will likely be used in the lead‑up to the 2024 election,” the report reads. “Russia likely will continue to use traditional media, covert websites, social networks, online bots, trolls, and individuals to amplify pro‑Kremlin narratives and conduct influence activities within the United States.”

President Joe Biden has addressed the specter of home-grown terror all through his administration. In May, he used a graduation tackle to name white supremacy the “most dangerous terrorist threat to our homeland.”