News

Disinformation board to tackle Russia, migrant smugglers | The Washington Post

By Amanda Seitz
April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security is stepping up an effort to counter disinformation coming from Russia as well as misleading information that human smugglers circulate to target migrants hoping to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The spread of disinformation can affect border security, Americans’ safety during disasters, and public trust in our democratic institutions,” the department said in a statement Wednesday. It declined The Associated Press’ request for an interview.

A newly formed Disinformation Governance Board announced Wednesday will immediately begin focusing on misinformation aimed at migrants, a problem that has helped to fuel sudden surges at the U.S. southern border in recent years. Human smugglers often spread misinformation around border policies to drum up business.

[…]

Source: Disinformation board to tackle Russia, migrant smugglers | The Washington Post

Recent Related Items
Help inform the conversation
MediaWell relies on members of the public to submit articles, events, and research.