#AI #platforms #misinformation
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has long been a challenge for the disinformation field, allowing content to be easily manipulated and contributing to accelerate its distribution. Focusing on content, recent technical developments, and the growing use of generative AI systems by end-users have exponentially increased these challenges, making it easier not just to modify but also to create fake texts, images, and audio pieces that can look real. Despite offering opportunities for legitimate purposes (e.g., art or satire), AI content is also widely generated and disseminated across the internet, causing – intentionally or not – harm and deception.
In view of these rapid changes, it is crucial to understand how platforms face the challenge of moderating AI-manipulated and AI-generated content that may end up circulating as mis- or disinformation. Are they able to distinguish legitimate uses from malign uses of such content? Do they see the risks embedded in AI as an accessory to disinformation strategies or copyright infringements, or consider it a matter on its own that deserves specific policies? Do they even mention AI in their moderation policies, and have they updated these policies since the emergence of generative AI to address this evolution?