REUTERS

The United States has allocated $40 million for the Global Engagement Center and their efforts to counter foreign disinformation and propaganda, Robert Palladino, the U.S. State Department's deputy spokesperson.

"This funding will support a variety of efforts to counter Russian, Iranian, and Chinese disinformation and propaganda directed to foreign audiences," Palladion told a Washington briefing Oct 30, according to a transcript released on the Department website.

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"These initiatives include deploying technology to provide early warnings of foreign disinformation, analyzing those foreign audiences that are most susceptible to disinformation, developing partnerships with key local social media influencers to produce content to reach critical audiences, and building the technical skills of civil society organizations, nongovernmental organizations, local influencers, and journalists to shed light on the spread of disinformation," the spokesman said.