Combating Disinformation with AI: Epistemic and Ethical Challenges

AI-supported methods for identifying and combating disinfor-mation 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) navi-gating 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.
Keywords Disinformation  Information ethics  AI ethics  Content moderation  Epistemology
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