The Promise and Limitations of Technological Solutions in Disinformation

Publication Date: 
20 May 2019
European Union
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European Science-Media Hub

How useful can machine-learning be in dealing with vectors of disinformation such as deep fakes or bots, and what are the implications of AI-powered fact-checking and deprioritising systems for media pluralism and freedom of expression?

Two new studies, launched by the European Science-Media Hub (ESMH) and the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) at the European Parliament, unpack what has become an extremely complicated issue.

AI, artificial intelligence, debunk, deepfake, DisinfoLab, disinformation, fake news