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Microsoft Announces New Technologies to Combat Disinformation

September 14, 2020

Via: InfoQ

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced two new technologies to combat disinformation: a Video Authenticator tool and technology to either detect manipulated content or assure people that the media they’re viewing is authentic.

In today’s world disinformation is trending and widespread. According to the blog post, a Microsoft endorsed research by Princeton, which indicates that various countries around the world were targeted between 2013-2019 by influence campaigns to defame notable people, persuade the public or polarize debates. The public cloud vendor has joined the fight in disinformation with its Defending Democracy Program.

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