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The 2016 election was not the first time we came across false information. In fact, as President Thomas Jefferson said in a letter, “what you see in newspapers is now unbelievable,” it has a history that dates back at least 200 million years.

This problem we are facing is more than just false information. Many stories contain chunks of truth, but lack contextual details, omit relevant perspectives, and use inflamed language. This is a symptomatology of a larger problem called disinformation, or information that has been deliberately created and disseminated to shake opinions or obscure the truth.

Featured articles from data and disinformation computer The magazine has played a role in social media in the mass consumption of unreliable information and how it has caused horror during the COVID-19 pandemic when people turned to digital platforms for live updates on viruses. Is taken up.


Governments, scientists, health authorities, and media organizations face the challenge of communicating effectively and providing science-based content on viruses to the public. However, false information surrounding pandemics is rapidly spreading online. In the April 2020 fact sheet version, the Reuters Journalism Institute conducted 59 false alarms with a sample of 225 false alarms that were rated false or misleading by fact checkers between January and March 2020. % Reported that it was created by reconstruction. When I recontexted the information, 38% was completely created. 3 Interestingly, in most cases, it wasn’t a highly technically complex deepfake, but a cheap fake created with simple, easily accessible software. To evaluate and measure the capabilities of media forensic algorithms and systems, the National Institute of Standards and Technology launched a coordinated initiative in 2020 called the Open Media Forensics Challenge Evaluation (OpenMFC). The main purpose of OpenMFC is to move the state forward. The cutting edge of media forensic technology that automatically detects automated image (image and video) operations.

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