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February 12, 2024

Meta’s Nick Clegg on the Challenges of AI Misinformation

Ask students: What is Meta, and what social media outlets does it control? Why is some of this content likely to spread misinformation?

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Meta’s policy for dealing with deepfakes and AI is under fire after it allowed an altered video of President Biden to remain online. Meta’s oversight board called the company’s manipulated media policies “incoherent” and “confusing.” Meta now says it will label AI-generated content as such in the months to come. Amna Nawaz discussed more with Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta.

For a transcript of this story, click here.

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Discussion Questions

  1. Who is Nick Clegg and what is his job?
  2. What is Meta, and what social media outlets does it control?
  3. Where is content generated by AI appearing?
  4. Why is some of this content likely to spread misinformation?
  5. How is Meta trying to manage AI misinformation, according to Clegg?

Focus Questions

How do you think social media companies should try to address problems with misinformation and content generated by AI?

Media literacy: How does Meta determine whether content was generated by AI? Do you think this interview helped clarify how capable Meta is of identifying AI content?

Extension Activity

How can you learn to spot AI generated content that my be misleading or intentionally spreading false information? Watch the following video from the MediaWise Teen Fact-checking network and discuss which strategies seem most effective in spotting AI content.

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Defining Mis- and Disinformation: A New Toolkit for Educators

This free toolkit is based on extensive conversations with educators, parents and experts in mis- and disinformation.

 

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