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4.3: AI and Truth

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    Understanding Information Disorder‘ by First Draft News CC-BY 4.0.

    Misinformation, disinformation, and mal-information are false or misleading pieces of information that spread through social media, news outlets, or word of mouth, often causing confusion and harm.

    AI has become an accomplice in the viral spread of these types of information. Deepfakes – AI-manipulated videos and images – can deceive users with startling accuracy, making it harder to distinguish between fact and fiction. Platforms like TikTok have become incredibly problematic for the spread of misinformation, with algorithms powered by AI creating “filter bubbles” that expose users only to information that confirms their pre-existing beliefs, further amplifying false narratives.


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