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Aaron Sharockman

Good Bot, Bad Bot: How Machine Learning Is Fighting Fake News

Chatbots are probably low on the list of weapons that we might think of when it comes to helping newsrooms, journalists and the general public combat fake news. Especially over the last couple of years, everything from political elections to debates on social issues has almost certainly been affected by countless AI-armed ‘bots’. It’s AI used for ill, spreading a blanket of disinformation that simply by weight of numbers has an effect on public consciousness. But now, the power of AI, in general, can and should be…