Anyone with an internet connection can watch breaking news unfold in real time, or at least some version of it. Across social media, posts can fly up faster than most fact-checkers and moderators can handle, and they are often an unpredictable mix of true, fake, out of context and straight propaganda.
How to Avoid Falling for Misinformation, AI Images on Social Media
Misinformation is one the rise, and it's getting wildly hard to decipher
The risk is even higher during a war such as the one unfolding in Gaza or during an election.
The rapid spread of easily accessible AI tools is mudding the waters even further. Look no further than the mystery of the pope in an expensive-looking puffy coat or a fake social media post that was quickly debunked claiming there was an explosion near the Pentagon.
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