Artificial intelligence and journalism: a tool to fight disinformation

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Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez, profesor de Periodismo internacional, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y María José Ufarte Ruiz, profesora de Redacción periodística, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

This paper investigates the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on journalism and disinformation. To achieve this, methodological design begins with a review of the scientific literature that is complemented by the analysis of three interrelated perspectives: journalistic, economic and ethical. The results reveal disinformation to be a polysemic phenomenon, complicating the design of public policies to counter it. AI’s emergence presents an opportunity to contribute to this and develop the concept of citizenship along three lines: 1) improving the state of professional journalism; 2) managing privacy; and 3) an ethical approach to technological development, which helps make informative decision-making conscious and free from biases.

Keywords: journalism, artificial intelligence (AI), disinformation, propaganda, censorship, citizenship


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How to cite this article:  Manfredi Sánchez, Juan Luis y Ufarte Ruiz, María José. «Inteligencia artificial y periodismo: una herramienta contra la desinformación». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 124 (abril de 2020), p. 49-72. DOI: