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Forget technology — politicians pose the gravest misinformation threat

"Of course there will be examples of AI-generated misinformation, bots, and deepfakes during various elections next year. But the key question is how politicians will be using these tools."

This is it: misinformation and disinformation threats are not some nameless force. Sure, there are people out there who will gamify outrage for profit, regardless of truthfulness - but that's always been true. The real harm is conducted by people with power. It's a human, societal problem, not something that can be fixed with technology.

The best fix? Great journalism that speaks truth to power and actually calls politicians out - both on their claims and on their truthless strategies.

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