India Requires Social Media Companies to Use Government-Run Fact Check

After years of inaction, governments are taking stronger measures to control online information – a cure that might be worse than the disease.  Increasingly-authoritarian India has prohibited social media from sharing false information and set up its own fact-checking unit as the arbiter of truth.   And increasingly-authoritarian Arkansas is joining Utah in passing a law that gives parents closer control over their kids’ online activities.

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New Concerns Over AI Chatbot Falsehoods

April 7, 2023

Well, that didn’t take long: the excitement over generative AI tools like ChatGPT has already been replaced by growing concerns over their dangers.  The Center for Countering Digital Hate found it could easily bypass the guardrails in Google Bard to generate unlabeled misinformation in 78 of 100 tested cases.  And, moving from hypothetical to actual, an Australian politician is threatening to sue OpenAI after ChatGPT falsely reported that he was a convicted criminal.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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