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COVID-19 disinformation likely to target Canadian voters in next election, agency warns

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election, including COVID-19 disinformation campaigns.The Communications Security Establishment also says in a new report that holding a federal election during the COVID-19 pandemic could increase the threat of foreign interference.“While CSE assesses that Canada remains a low-priority target for electoral interference relative to other countries, Canada is not entirely immune.

It is very likely that Canadian voters will encounter some form of cyber interference ahead of, and during, the next general election,” the agency said in a press release.“The COVID-19 pandemic has created new narratives for threat actors to exploit to undermine the perceived legitimacy of an election or weaken trust in democratic institutions.

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