Manufactured whistleblowing has become an element of disinformation campaigns to disrupt Taiwan’s sovereignty and stability.
Doowan Lee is a senior advisor to the Institute for Security and Technology (IST) and adjunct professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. He leverages emerging AI technologies to empower open society and support national security. He specializes in disinformation analysis and great power competition in the information environment. Before joining IST, he taught at the Naval Postgraduate School for more than eleven years as a faculty member and principal investigator. There he developed and executed operational and communications technology projects with federal R&D agencies to support the US government’s efforts to combat violent extremist networks and authoritarian regimes. In particular, he has closely worked with the US special operations community to support overseas operations. Central to this work is a focus on how the CCP and the Kremlin exploit social media and emerging technologies to threaten democracy and open society.
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While analysts focus on military means the PLA may employ to invade Taiwan, most miss the significance of disinformation and cyber disruption the CCP exploits to set the conditions for a political annexation much like what happened in Crimea.
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