French scientists have introduced an early warning system for misinformation. The system is based on Artificial Intelligence. The system investigates fake videos, fake news, and photos that manipulate users’ opinion. The University of Notre Dame research is published on the website of the educational institution.
Artificial intelligence will seek to combat the increase in the number of coordinated social media campaigns aimed at fueling ethnic conflicts and holding democratic elections, according to a science release.
The system will begin searching for image content using computer vision technology. Developers are currently investigating it in search of political jokes about US politicians and future presidential candidates.
Artificial intelligence practice was followed by 2 million posts on Instagram and Twitter following Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election when both candidates were using social media to misinform the society.
In mid-February 2020, WHO representatives traveled specifically to Silicon Valley to negotiate with technology companies and social networks to combat misinformation. According to the World Health Organization, “false information is spreading rapidly about coronavirus.” Among the fake news, there is a widespread belief that coronavirus can be fought with ordinary vitamin C and that it can be infected by eating soup made from bats.
Besides those facts, we would like to remind you about the decisions of several social media platforms regarding coronavirus face news.
- Facebook- Facebook prevented coronavirus rumors spreading online and banned adverts that promoted the sale of fake medical face masks.
- Google deleted YouTube videos advising people not to get treated. Twitter highlighted official announcements about what to do when having symptoms and dismissed non-sense conspiracy theories. Google also created a platform for information and resources on COVID19.
- Twitter removes fake news on COVID19.
- Big Tech tries to take down all fake information regarding coronavirus. But it is not that easy to fight against all those user-created misinformation.
WE WOULD LIKE TO KINDLY ASK YOU TO STAY SAFE, STAY HOME AND PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS!