AI and the Future of Disinformation Campaigns

Part 1: The RICHDATA Framework

Katerina Sedova

Christine McNeill

Aurora Johnson

Aditi Joshi

Ido Wulkan

December 2021

Artificial intelligence offers enormous promise to advance progress, and powerful capabilities to disrupt it. This policy brief is the first installment of a series that examines how advances in AI could be exploited to enhance operations that automate disinformation. Introducing the RICHDATA framework—a disinformation kill chain—this report describes the stages and techniques used by human operators to build disinformation campaigns.

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