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AI Is Making Fake News Look Real


The article's authors conducted a study to see whether synthetic disinformation can generate convincing news stories. This article details the authors' study and findings.

Why is this important?

"Disinformation is a serious problem. Synthetic disinformation—written not by humans but by computers—might emerge as an even bigger one. Russia already employs online “trolls” to sow discord; automating such operations could propel its disinformation efforts to new heights."


Sarah Kreps
Miles McCain
Image Credit: geralt; Pixabay License

Publication Date

August 2, 2019