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How Artificial Intelligence Can Detect, And Create, Fake News

But the best way to combat the spread of fake news may be to depend on people.

Is that clickbait true? Image via Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock.com.

When Mark Zuckerberg told Congress that Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn’t particularly specific about what that meant. Given my own work using image and video analytics, I suggest the company should be careful. Despite some basic potential flaws, AI can be a useful tool for spotting online propaganda — but it can also be startlingly good at creating misleading material.

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