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Published by: Business Live

Conundrum for social media giants as elections loom

March 6, 2024

We want to maximise access to global platforms, and harness their potential for good, but have to recognise the dangers they present

The World Economic Forum’s global risks report ranks artificial intelligence-derived misinformation and disinformation as the biggest global risk in this election year, ahead of climate change, war and economic weakness.

The Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) has said: “The burgeoning use of digital media in recent years has seen a corresponding surge in digital disinformation, particularly on social media platforms … Left unchecked, this phenomenon stands to undermine the conduct of credible elections.”…

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