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    Real bot news. Real fake bot news. Real bot fake news. Real bot real news ...

    Text-generating "bot" nicknamed Tobi produced nearly 40,000 news stories about the results of the November 2018 elections in Switzerland for the media giant Tamedia -- in just five minutes.

    These kinds of artificial intelligence programs are becoming more widespread as news organizations turn to them to produce stories, personalize news delivery and in some cases sift through data to find important news. ...
    France's Le Monde and its partner Syllabs deployed a computer program that generated 150,000 web pages covering 36,000 municipalities in the 2015 elections.

    One advantage of using algorithmically generated stories is that they can also be "personalized," or delivered to the relevant localities, which can be useful for elections and sports coverage.
    Oh goody.

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    Who? Tobi

    What? Produced swift news stories

    Where? Switzerland and beyond

    When? November 2018

    Why? In short, because journalism died a long time ago. Also, because personal news is the best news. You like what we tell you. Is useful for election.

    To what extent? To be determined, but critics say it's not good. Too personal? Oops, you won't see this again.

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    Who Decides What News Is Fake News?

    Sharyl Attkisson investigates:

    -- Involve government at all levels and teach "Media literacy" = very bad.

    -- Do nothing = correct answer.

    The situation is self-correcting. The market will bring forth solutions. Keep government the hell out.

    In other words ...

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