Chapter 3. Can Technology Save Us?

Joanna M. Burkhardt


Chapter 3 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age”

Automated processes are involved in collecting and disseminating information. Chapter 3 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 8), “Combatting Fake News in the Digital Age,” looks at computer programmers who are working on both sides of fake news—one group to create it and the other creating ways to eliminate it. Automatic identification of fake news is in its infancy. Those who seek to spread fake news continuously invent new technologies to allow their work to continue. It seems unlikely that technology will be able to stop the spread of fake news any time soon.

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