Fake news is about to get a lot worse. That will make it easier to violate human rights — and get away with it. - The Washington Post
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Fake news that you can “see” will be politically explosive in many ways. Human rights groups will have to pour limited resources into sorting real evidence from bot-driven simulacra. How and at what cost will investigators demonstrate that satellite images of mass graves or chemical weapons attacks are real instead of fabricated — or vice versa? Denials and counternarrative campaigns will become increasingly sophisticated. Investigators and non-govermental organizations will struggle to keep up.