articles tagged: fake news
it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator
# tech

it takes evil to defeat evil: why researchers built a fake news generator

A new artificial intelligence system called GROVER can create extremely plausible fake news stories. Why would anyone build something like this? Why, to fight fake news of course!

how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast
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how to dive into the belly of the fake news beast

Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing

world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world
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world of weird things podcast: how the worst parts of the internet leaked into the real world

Social media and computers didn’t create a world filled with fake news and confirmation bias. We did. But the technology definitely helped...

when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy
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when a conspiracy theorist runs away from his favorite conspiracy

Now, when there are actual consequences for advancing the Pizzagate conspiracy, Alex Jones is running away from it.

why putting science above politics today is a suicide pact
# science

why putting science above politics today is a suicide pact

If scientists don't get aggressively involved in policy and soon, there might not be much science left for them to do...

how the fake news monster grows stronger
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how the fake news monster grows stronger

If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?
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you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?

While pervasive, deceptive fake news seems to be a new phenomenon for the public, the science world has been trying to battle their version of it for years.

who fact checks the fact checkers?
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who fact checks the fact checkers?

The Daily Mail, an infamously fact-averse tabloid, decided to fire a preemptive shot against Snopes by smearing its founders and screaming bias.