It’s time for another misinformation roundup, where we provide you with up-to-date stories on the effects of misinformation. In this edition, we’re focusing on AI-driven misinformation. 

AI’s explosive growth and rapid public adoption comes with ‘the good’, ‘the bad’, and ‘the ugly’ — and here we’ve collected news and insights relating to all three. 

In this age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (aka the ‘Digital Age’), companies, individuals, and governments across the world have been facing down the monster of misinformation. Armed with new technology, research-based law, and vocal experts, the world has started to adapt and adjust to AI and misinformation; in both good ways and bad ways. 

Here’s our pick of the most salient developments:

AI Spreading Misinformation

AI generated misinformation is an increasingly problematic global issue. It has become particularly dangerous in the news and media sector in countries currently facing economic and/or political instability. 

Fighting Misinformation

The fight against misinformation can now consider AI as another weapon in its arsenal. 

Significant government intervention and financial investment are poised to be leading factors in AI’s fight against AI misinformation. 

Misinformation and Social Media 

Social media has historically been a hotbed for mis/disinformation. Shifts in the news consumption habits of younger generations and changes in corporate leadership are affecting public perception of traditional news sources. 

Government Responses to AI 

Governments are showing many positive signs and a sincere interest in understanding AI, with a view to then regulating it. Pushes from both the UN and the EU show that major political bodies are not prepared to just stand by and allow AI to evolve unfettered. 

The Authors

Colleen Jones is the author of The Content Advantage and president of Content Science, an end-to-end content company that turns content insight into impact. She has advised or trained hundreds of leading brands and organizations as they close the content gap in their digital transformations. A passionate entrepreneur, Colleen has led Content Science to develop the content intelligence software ContentWRX, publish the online magazine Content Science Review, and offer online certifications through Content Science Academy.

Colleen has earned recognition as a top instructor on LinkedIn Learning, one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Content Marketing, a Content Change Agent by Society of Technical Communication’s Intercom Magazine, and one of the Top 50 Most Influential Content Strategists by multiple organizations.

Follow Colleen on Twitter at @leenjones or on LinkedIn.

Content Science partners with the world’s leading organizations to close the content gap in digital business. We bring together the complete capabilities you need to transform or scale your content approach. Through proprietary data, smart strategy, expert consulting, creative production, and one-of-a-kind products like ContentWRX and Content Science Academy, we turn insight into impact. Don’t simply compete on content. Win.

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