Posts Tagged ‘fake news’

November 19th, 2020

How America could combat fake news and disinformation

Claims of election fraud have been debunked but repeated. Myths about COVID-19 safety precautions persist— even as a third wave of infections rolls through the country. Research shows that fake news is bad news for democracy — and in a pandemic, it may be a matter of life, illness or death. USC experts discuss the […]

June 17th, 2019

“Deepfake” videos go viral: USC experts on risks and solutions

So-called “deepfake” videos use artificial intelligence (AI) to alter images, including swapping faces and voices to create realistic videos. Deepfakes are on the rise, including those depicting U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, adding to concerns that the technology could be used to disrupt the 2020 presidential election. A U.S. House […]