Combating Disinformation with AI: Epistemic and Ethical Challenges

IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology (ETHICS) 1:1-5 (2021)
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AI-supported methods for identifying and combating disinformation are progressing in their development and application. However, these methods face a litany of epistemic and ethical challenges. These include (1) robustly defining disinformation, (2) reliably classifying data according to this definition, and (3) navigating ethical risks in the deployment of countermeasures, which involve a mixture of harms and benefits. This paper seeks to expose and offer preliminary analysis of these challenges.



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