Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Response to Russia at UN Security Council Meeting on the Use of Digital Technologies in Maintaining Peace and Sec

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
New York, New York
May 23, 2022


I shall now make a further statement in my capacity as the Representative of the United States.

Let me start by thanking all of my colleagues today for engaging in a very constructive dialogue about the role digital technologies play in advancing international peace and security.

Unfortunately, Russia chose to be unconstructive, launching into baseless attacks to intentionally spread the exact kind of disinformation we are here today, in part, to talk about preventing and addressing. I will not go down the rabbit hole of Russia’s conspiracy theories. Instead, we will work together in the future with other members of this council to continue these important conversations in the weeks and months ahead.

I want to thank again the briefers for your contributions today, and I want to thank all of my colleagues.