AI-based software to increase fact checking’s speed, scale and impact (ID14)

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The use of AI in the realm of journalism comprises its own set of ethical considerations.

A registered charity in England has witnessed an increase in the speed, scale and quality of its work thanks to AI-based fact-checking software.

Nonetheless, specific measures may be needed to prevent increased exposure of workers to harmful content as AI can bring to the surface stories that would not be found by other tools, like graphic violence or hate speech.

While no negative effects have been noted thus far, the company fosters a workplace of social support to tackle potential risks to workers. 

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