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Microsoft, OpenAI announce $2 million fund to fight AI misinformation

MICROSOFT and OpenAI have announced a $2 million Societal Resilience Fund to tackle AI misinformation and educate people around the world on the technology. This...

Computer games may aid students to spot disinformation – Study

INDIVIDUALS who play video games are more likely than non-players to watch online content intently, which allows them to notice even the smallest details...

EU probes Meta over election disinformation concerns

THE European Union (EU) has launched an investigation into Meta-owned Facebook and Instagram over the failure of the platforms to counter disinformation ahead of...

AI fuelling misinformation on public health, climate change – UN spox

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) has been facilitating easy distribution of misinformation and disinformation regarding climate change and vaccines including other global public health issues, said...

Sydney universities launch database to tackle information disorder

Researchers from three Sydney universities in Australia have developed an online database to track policies and regulations from 50 countries dealing with misinformation, AI...

Despite deepfake concerns, Olympics 2024 to embrace AI

As part of an initiative spearheaded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the games' broadcaster is using these...

How Chris Oyakhilome spreads malaria vaccine conspiracy theories – Report

A prominent Nigerian clergy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, has been accused of spreading false information against malaria vaccines. According to the report published on Thursday, April...

Meta takes action against misinformation ahead of South Africa elections

As part of its effort to foster a sane information ecosystem, Meta has taken steps to combat misinformation during South Africa's election. The tech company...

Cybersecurity firm cautions organisations, individuals against deepfakes increase

A cybersecurity firm, Kaspersky has cautioned organisations and individuals in Africa to be on alert as deepfakes are still going to be a bigger...

Nearly 100 people drowned after Cholera misinformation spread in Mozambique – officials

MOZAMBICAN officials have said that misinformation about the cholera outbreak led to a panic, causing many to flee their homes and attempt to reach...

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