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Automated fact-checking won't stop the social media infodemic

July 31, 2020 0

The coronavirus pandemic, protests over police killings and systemic racism, and a contentious election have created the perfect storm for misinformation on social media. 
But don’t expect AI to save us.
Twitter’s recent decision to red-flag President Donald Trump’s false claims about mail-in ballots has reinvigorated the debate on whether social media platforms should fact-check posts. 
The president suggested Twitter was “interfering” in the 2020 election by adding a label that encouraged readers to “get the facts about mail-in ballots.”

….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020 Read more…
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