Technology vs. Truth: Deception in the Digital Age

Technology vs. Truth: Deception in the Digital Age

Technology vs. Truth: Deception in the Digital Age

Scientific American


Truth, Untruth and Technology

by Jesse Emspak

Section 1: The Digital Mind

1.1    Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains?

         by Elena Pasquinelli

1.2     Brain on Google Maps

         by Zeynep Tufekci

Section 2: The Enemy Is Us: How Media Manipulates Human Behavior

2.1    Why We Trust Lies

         by Cailin O’Connor and Owen Weatherall

2.2    A New Disorder

         by Claire Wardle

2.3    Inside the Echo Chamber

         by Walter Quattrociocchi

2.4    How Fake News Goes Viral—Here’s the Math

         by Madhusree Mukerjee

2.5    Social Media’s Stepped-Up Crackdown on Terrorists Still Falls Short

         by Larry Greenemeier

2.6    When “Like” Is a Weapon

         by the Editors   

Section 3: Online Deception

3.1    Clicks, Lies and Videotape

         by Brooke Borel

3.2    Could AI Be the Future of Fake News and Product Reviews

         by Larry Greenemeier

3.3     Don’t Believe Your Eyes

          by Larry Greenemeier

3.4    AI-Generated Deepfakes and the Challenge of Detection

         by Siwei Lyu

3.5    Why Are Deepfakes So Effective?

         by Martijn Rasser

Section 4: AI, Bias, and the Human Face

4.1    How a Machine Learns Prejudice

         by Jesse Emspak

4.2    Expression of Doubt

         by Douglas Heaven

4.3    How NIST Tested Facial Recognition Algorithms for Racial Bias

         by Craig Watson & Sophie Bushwick

4.4    Bias Detectives: The Researchers Striving to Make Algorithms Fair

         by Rachel Courtland

4.5    Facial-Recognition Technology Needs More Regulation

         by the Editors

Section 5: Your Democracy Has Been Hacked

5.1    How to Defraud Democracy

         by J. Alex Halderman & Jen Schwartz

5.2    “Fake News” Web Sites May Not Have a Major Effect on Elections

         by Karen Weintraub

5.3    The Facebook Controversy: Privacy Is Not the Issue

         by Peter Bruce

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