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The Role of AI in the Battle Against Disinformation
The Role of AI in the Battle Against Disinformation

Author(s): Alfonsas Juršėnas, Kasparas Karlauskas, Eimantas Ledinauskas, Gediminas Maskeliūnas, Donatas Rondomanskas, Julius Ruseckas
Subject(s): Media studies, Security and defense, Politics and communication, Social differentiation, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Disinformation; Deepfake technology; Fingerprinting data; Authenticity; Social media; Bot detection; AI methods; Machine learning;
Summary/Abstract: Detecting and countering disinformation grows increasingly important as social media sites have become a leading news source for most people. Efficient disinformation campaigns lead to negative real-world consequences on a global scale, both in politics and in society. Machine learning (ML) methods have demonstrated their potential for at least partial automatisation of disinformation detection and analysis. In this report, we review current and emerging artificial intelligence (AI) methods that are used or can be used to counter the spread and generation of disinformation, and briefly reflect on ongoing developments in anti-disinformation legislation in the EU. This overview will shed light on some of the tools that disinformation-countering practitioners could use to make their work easier.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-619-05-2
  • Page Count: 34
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: English