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The Department of Defense has taken significant steps in its fight against “disinformation” on social media by enlisting the help of Accrete AI, a New York-based AI company. Under a contract with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Accrete AI aims to utilize its software to identify and combat harmful “viral disinformation” and “deep fakes” generated by AI-powered synthetic media.

According to Prashant Bhuyan, the CEO of Accrete AI, these synthetic media forms, including AI-generated viral narratives and deep fakes, pose a substantial threat to national security and civil society. He highlighted the unregulated nature of social media, where adversaries routinely exploit vulnerabilities to spread disinformation intentionally. USSOCOM recognizes the critical importance of early identification and analysis of social media narratives, which Accrete AI will assist with.

Bhuyan also pointed out the economic damage inflicted by AI-generated viral disinformation and deep fakes, which can be created by competitors, disgruntled employees, and other adversaries. He believes that the demand for AI capable of predicting and neutralizing malign AI-generated synthetic media is on the verge of a significant expansion.

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However, it’s important to note that some critics argue that government censorship initiatives like this one may have other motivations, such as stifling conservative viewpoints. In July, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration, prohibiting them from engaging in censorship practices that silence opposition voices, particularly those with conservative ideologies. The judge noted instances where opposition to various topics, including COVID-19 policies, the 2020 election, and the Hunter Biden laptop story, were suppressed, highlighting a concerning pattern of viewpoint discrimination.

Despite the court’s order, there are doubts about whether the government will comply due to its history of disregarding legal constraints. The development of AI tools to combat disinformation on social media remains a subject of debate, with concerns about potential misuse and infringement on free speech. The ongoing lawsuit will likely continue to shed light on the implications and limits of such initiatives in the future.