Weekend Wrap-Up: Trump’s Illness Could Trigger Aggression by Adversaries in ‘Cyberspace’
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Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization could trigger U.S. adversaries to exploit America’s weakeness either kinetically or via cyberattacks, sources say. Government officials are looking to see how Iran, China, North Korea and Russia are going to exploit the situation, particularly in terms of disinformation but more generally through disruption in “cyberspace.'" Facebook said it began to monitor for misinformation and disinformation on its platform right after the president announced his diagnosis. (Natasha Bertrand, Lara Seligman, Nahal Toosi / Politico).
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