During the second meeting of the National Cluster on Information Resilience, the use of innovative technologies in the fight against disinformation was discussed
On September 21, 2023, the second meeting of the National Information Resilience Cluster took place in Uzhhorod. The second meeting of the National Information Resilience Cluster discussed the use of resilience on the topic: "Strengthening the information resilience of the state and countering disinformation in the context of russia's hybrid war against Ukraine". The event was organized by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine with the support of the U.S. Department of State, the Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction, CRDF Global, and with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
The meeting discussed the creation of a coordination platform for the development and establishment of public-private partnerships in countering disinformation, combining the efforts of all stakeholders to prevent threats to information security, in particular, using advanced technologies in this area - artificial intelligence, Data Science and OSINT monitoring tools.
More than fifty representatives of government agencies, intelligence agencies, the private sector, academia, and public figures took part in the event online and offline. In particular, representatives of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture, the Center for Public Advocacy, and private companies Mantis Analytics, Griselda, and Matezis.
"For almost two years, we have been fighting russian disinformation in a full-scale war. We have already gained our own positive experience, have examples of effective results in this fight, and now we have to create a working platform that will help us quickly verify confidential information and provide a professional 24/7 response to any fakes detected. After all, our enemy continues to carry out subversive activities not only in Ukraine but also in our partner countries with the help of social networks and pro-russian media. Therefore, we must join the efforts of all parties involved to prevent threats to information security," said Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Serhiy Demediuk, opening the meeting.
The second meeting of the National Cluster on Information Resilience was a platform for discussion:
current legislative rules and regulations for regulating the activities of IT giants, leading foreign technology companies, and social networks;
practical experience in countering disinformation and information threats, examples of the use of artificial intelligence tools and other technical means to strengthen the information resilience of the state.
The participants of the event testified to the fact that the spread of disinformation has become a threat on an international and national scale. In today's world, disinformation has become an effective weapon and tool of hybrid warfare. And to effectively detect and counter it, it is important to use the latest technological developments, including artificial intelligence. Government agencies should already use this technology in their daily work.
The participants also supported the decision to further develop the strategic coordination platform for the state's information resilience and the need for further dialogue between central authorities, regional administrations, the private sector, academia and journalism.