Sumary of UK Intelligence to Fight Online Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Spread by State Actors, British Media Reports:
- A UK intelligence unit, known as the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has been authorised to conduct cyber operations to tackle the spread of anti-vaccine propaganda online, The Times reported citing an anonymous government source..
- According to the newspaper, the government increasingly views anti-vaxxers as a new priority because of the upcoming registration of domestically-developed vaccines against the coronavirus..
- © Sputnik / Jason Dunn Anti-vaccine demonstrators in Edinburgh Apart from GCHQ, a secretive UK Army unit within the 77th Brigade specialising in information warfare will be taking part in the efforts “to quash rumours about misinformation”.
- However, GCHQ will not be able to use its tools against everyone online because its authority only extends to dealing with state cyber actors and the content created by them, the newspaper reported citing another anonymous government source….