In 2020, the CDEI hosted an expert forum that brought together a range of stakeholders, including platforms, fact-checking organisations, media groups, and academics, to discuss the role of AI in addressing misinformation on social media platforms. It sought to understand:

  • The role of algorithms in addressing misinformation on platforms, including what changed during the pandemic and why, and the limits of what algorithms can do;
  • How much platforms tell us about the role of algorithms within the content moderation process, and the extent to which there should be greater transparency in this regard;
  • Views on the effectiveness of platform approaches to addressing misinformation, including where there may be room for improvement in the immediate future.

This report details the findings from the forum, with representatives from platforms, fact-checking organisations, media groups and academia.

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