Meta Forms Teams To Combat Disinformation, AI Abuse In EU Parliament Polls

Meta currently works with 26 independent fact-checking organizations across the EU.


Facebook owner Mehta will set up a team to tackle disinformation and the abuse of generative artificial intelligence ahead of June’s European elections, amid growing concerns about election interference and misleading AI-generated content. .

The rapid growth of generative AI, which can create text, images, and videos in seconds in response to prompts, has raised concerns that this new technology could be used to disrupt major elections around the world this year. Masu.

European Parliament elections will be held from June 6th to 9th. 720 MPs will work with her EU government to pass new EU policies and laws.

“As elections approach, we activate our Election Operations Center to identify potential threats and take mitigation measures in real time,” Marco Pancini, Meta’s head of EU affairs, said in a blog post.

He said experts from the company’s intelligence, data science, engineering, research, operations, content policy, and legal teams are helping to combat misinformation, tackle influence operations, and address the risks associated with the misuse of generative AI. He said he would focus on countermeasures.

Meta, which currently works with 26 independent fact-checking organizations across the European Union covering 22 languages, will add three new partners in Bulgaria, France and Slovakia, Pancini said.

Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI and 17 other technology companies agreed earlier this month to work together to prevent deceptive artificial intelligence content from interfering with elections around the world this year.

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