May 30, 2024

The United States of America and Finland Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Collaboration on Countering Foreign Information Manipulation

The United States of America and Finland Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Collaboration on Countering Foreign Information Manipulation

Today, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Elina Valtonen signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation between the United States and Finland on countering foreign state information manipulation.

Foreign state information manipulation, which includes disinformation and propaganda, is a transnational security threat that can create or exploit divisions within and among countries, imperil election integrity, and undermine public trust in government. In recognition of the threat to all democratic societies, the United States and Finland will expand information sharing about foreign disinformation, share best practices for countering it, and align policies along the five key action areas established in the U.S. Department of State’s Framework to Counter Foreign State Information Manipulation.

This memorandum of understanding, signed on the first anniversary of Finland’s accession to NATO, represents the expanding coalition of like-minded countries coming together to protect an open, fact-based, and resilient global information environment.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/the-united-states-of-america-and-finland-sign-memorandum-of-understanding-to-expand-collaboration-on-countering-foreign-information-manipulation/