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AUKUS: Disinformation

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 51004, tabled on 17 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the countering of weaponised and industrialised disinformation from cybertroops based in (a) the UK and (b) overseas will play in AUKUS.

Answered on

22 September 2021

As part of the AUKUS agreement I will work with my counterparts, and the Five Eyes, to increase Australia-UK-US security collaboration. This will involve a range of areas, such as submarines and other undersea capabilities, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and cyber capabilities, including defence against such disinformation campaigns.

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