CITP Seminar: Philip N. Howard – Lie Machines

Privacy and Security and Media and Content

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Hosted by the Center for Information Technology Policy


Artificially intelligent fake accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Big data from the social media firms, combined with interviews with internet trolls, bot writers and political operatives, demonstrates how misinformation gets produced, distributed and marketed. Understanding how all the components work together is vital to dismantling such “lie machines” and strengthening democracy.


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