How memes became a major vehicle for misinformation

Posted on AllSides February 23rd, 2021
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Wall Street's populist uprising, the Capitol siege and a strong U.S. anti-vaccination movement show the power of memes in spreading misinformation and influencing communities online.

Why it matters: For years, there's been growing concern that deepfakes (doctored pictures and videos) would become truth's greatest threat. Instead, memes have proven to be a more effective tool in spreading misinformation because they're easier to produce and harder to moderate using artificial intelligence.

"When we talk abut deepfakes, there are already companies and technologies that can help you understand their origin," says Shane...

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