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Q&A: How misinformation and disinformation spread, the role of AI, and how we can guard against them (phys.org)

TLDR; Summary

  • Article discusses misinformation, disinformation, and AI's role
  • Focus on extra-factual information and its impact on politics
  • Increased spread of disinformation in politics globally
  • Social media's role in spreading misinformation
  • Fears of AI increasing difficulty in detecting misinformation
  • Tips for consumers to verify information sources
  • Concerns about trust crisis exacerbated by AI