Disinfo Update 04/05/2023

Greetings, dear Disinfo Update readers,

First things first: We’re thrilled to announce that the registrations to the EU DisinfoLab 2023 Annual Conference are now open! Join renowned professionals from diverse backgrounds on 11–12 October 2023 in Krakow, Poland, to dig into the pressing issues in the disinformation space, with a mix of session formats and exciting networking opportunities. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange, learn and network IRL – click the link below to register now!

In addition to #Disinfo2023, this newsletter plunges into climate change disinformation, Guidelines for public interest OSINT investigations, and of course the endlessly fascinating scene of EU policies, featuring EMFA, DSA, AI Act, and the Defence of Democracy Package. Taylor Swift fans (and those interested in social dynamics in fan groups) will be delighted to look into the recommended read by our Executive Director Alexandre Alaphilippe.


Register for the EU DisinfoLab Annual Conference 2023! Disinfo news & updates AI falsity factories. The news-rating group NewsGuard published a report on AI fed content farms that they discovered, documenting how chatbots like ChatGPT are producing pseudo journalistic contents such as breaking news, lifestyle tips, or celebrity news, generated falsehoods for published pieces. AI again. A German magazine Die Aktuelle published an artificial intelligence-generated “interview” with Michael Schumacher, a Formula 1 champion who has not been seen in public since he suffered severe head injuries in a skiing accident in December 2013. His family now plans legal action against the magazine.  More AI.

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