Senate Intel Chief AGAIN Warns AI, Disinformation to Make 2024 ‘Wild West’

June 19th, 2024 2:20 PM

The Democratic-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee's chairman has sounded the alarm about the so-called threats looming over the 2024 presidential election: artificial intelligence and disinformation.

On Tuesday, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) claimed that these threats—which he suggested were imminent—would transform the election into “Wild, Wild West.” 

Warner made these comments during an event with The Christian Science Monitor, where he addressed Murthy v. Missouri, a pending Supreme Court case set to determine if the federal government violated the First Amendment by coercing Big Tech platforms to censor Americans.

Warner’s alarm comes after his failed attempts to stoke fears about foreign interference in the 2024 election. “We may be less prepared 155 days out in 2024 than we were under President Trump (in 2020),” he told the Associated Press earlier this month.

Conveniently, an unnamed official from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has briefed political candidates and government groups about what the left deemed to be increasing risks facing the presidential election, according to The Associated Press. Warner told the Monitor that ODNI had briefed his committee with several “good sessions in SCIFs [secure rooms] and with our hearings.”

Recalling the meetings, Warner claimed, “I’m feeling better.”

Despite the lack of concrete evidence for the alleged threats of AI and disinformation, the Virginia senator asserted he would continue to raise the alarm about potential challenges. 

“This is something I’m going to try to elevate in the debate: how we can potentially be more proactive on some of these entities and sites,” Warner added.

In May, Warner told an audience at the  RSA Conference for Information Security that the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI—two agencies embroiled in the Murthy case—had resumed their ongoing Big Tech collusion about censoring online content.

“There seemed to be a lot of sympathy that the government ought to have at least voluntary communications with [the companies],” he claimed at the time, according to tech news outlet NextGov/FCW.

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