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Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation with Artificial Intelligence (rebroadcast)


Every minute, there are at least 98,000 tweets posted, 60 million emails sent, 600 YouTube videos uploaded; 270,000 texts sent every second and 23 billion texts sent per day. Online sources allow many people and organizations to find and share information. Yet, how do we decipher if the information is accurate, misleading or biased? Only 21% of Canadians verify the accuracy of the information they find online.

This rebroadcast event further probes the concepts of misinformation and disinformation and shows how artificial intelligence, machine learning and other digital technologies can be used for good, to tackle and prevent misinformation and disinformation. Experts across the public service, private sector and academia share their stories and best practices.

Participants will learn about the challenges and risks they face when consuming information, and how to use artificial intelligence and other digital tools to distill reliable data and evidence that impact decision-making. This aligns with the Government of Canada's efforts to support a healthy digital information society that includes building citizen resilience against misinformation and disinformation.

While you watch the rebroadcast, connect to the Live Chat and share your views with colleagues across the public service to get a sense of their thoughts on this topic and see where you can collaborate.

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