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Daily Archives: December 19, 2023

Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real

404 Media: “…In many ways, this is a tale as old as time: people lie and steal content online in exchange for likes, influence and money all the time. But the spread of this type of content on Facebook over the last several months has shown that the once-prophesized future where cheap, AI-generated trash content floods out the hard work of real humans is already here, and is already taking over Facebook. It also shows Facebook is doing essentially nothing to help its users decipher real content from AI-generated content masquerading as real content, and that huge masses of Facebook users are completely unprepared for our AI-generated future.”

25 Films Selected for Preservation in National Film Registry

“Twenty-five influential films have been selected for the 2023 Library of Congress National Film Registry, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today. The films are selected each year for their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to preserve the nation’s film heritage. The newest selections include a diverse group of films, filmmakers and Hollywood landmarks exploring… Continue Reading

How Verified Accounts on X Thrive While Spreading Misinformation About the Israel-Hamas Conflict

ProPublica: “…An investigation by ProPublica and Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism shows how false claims based on out-of-context, outdated or manipulated media have proliferated on X during the first month of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The organizations looked at over 200 distinct claims that independent fact-checks determined to be misleading, and searched for posts… Continue Reading

OpenAI Prompt Engineering Guide

OpenAI: “This guide shares strategies and tactics for getting better results from large language models (sometimes referred to as GPT models) like GPT-4. The methods described here can sometimes be deployed in combination for greater effect. We encourage experimentation to find the methods that work best for you. Some of the examples demonstrated here currently… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes at the Dismantling of Roe

The New York Times [read free]: Behind the Scenes at the Dismantling of Roe. On Feb. 10 last year, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. showed his eight colleagues how he intended to uproot the constitutional right to abortion. At 11:16 a.m., his clerk circulated a 98-page draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.… Continue Reading

What Happens in 60 Seconds on the Internet?

PC Mag: “The 11th Edition of Data Never Sleeps, the annual infographic depicting what happens every minute online, is here. Compiled yearly since 2013 by the data experts at Domo, the latest iteration continues to add new bits of data, while others fall off the list. PCMag spoke to Domo’s SVP of Product, Ben Schein… Continue Reading

Crowds Can Effectively Identify Misinformation at Scale

Martel, C., Allen, J., Pennycook, G., & Rand, D. G. (2023). Crowds Can Effectively Identify Misinformation at Scale. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 0(0). “Identifying successful approaches for reducing the belief and spread of online misinformation is of great importance. Social media companies currently rely largely on professional fact-checking as their primary mechanism for identifying… Continue Reading