Regulating disinformation with artificial intelligence Effects of disinformation initiatives on freedom of expression and media pluralism
In: STOA/ESMH Options Brief
Chris Marsden & Trisha Meyer
This study examines the consequences of the increasingly prevalent use of artificial intelligence (AI) disinformation initiatives upon freedom of expression, pluralism and the functioning of a democratic polity. It considers the trade-offs in using automated technology to limit the spread of disinformation online and presents options (from self-regulatory to legislative) to regulate automated content recognition (ACR) technologies in this context. Special attention is paid to the opportunities for the European Union as a whole to take the lead in setting the framework for designing these technologies in a way that enhances accountability and transparency and respects free speech.