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Cognitive hacking has power like “never before”

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A new age of hacking is upon on us, this time focusing on digitally crafted propaganda. With sites such as TikTok offering worldwide influence, AI-powered bots could be taking over to spread harmful or even political messages. Experts are concerned about social conditioning, referencing cases such as the Chinese Communist Party’s influence on Chinese social media platform TikTok. They also warn that foreign presidential campaigns could be “destabilised”.